U.S. Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Mike Lee, R-Utah, joined Brookings Institution scholars Darrell West and Nicol Turner-Lee to discuss “how Congress and law enforcement officials can address privacy and civil liberties in the era of facial recognition," according to a Brookings blog post. The senators have introduced the Facial Recognition Technology Warrant Act, which would require a probable-cause warrant before law enforcement conducts facial-recognition surveillance. “Coons and Lee suggested that there is a middle ground of devising guardrails that place some limitations on facial recognition while still allowing ongoing personal surveillance in cases of imminent threats or other security concerns,” the post states.
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