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Port of Seattle leads on privacy issues – limits facial recognition.

Credit: Port of Seattle

“Port of Seattle Becomes First U.S. Port to Adopt Principles Limiting Facial Recognition”

“Commission calls for no new implementation of facial recognition prior to development of new enforceable policies”

The Port of Seattle became the first port in the United States to adopt principles to ensure that implementation of public-facing facial recognition technology is clearly justified, equitable, and transparent. Commissioners created a working group, which by March 31, 2020 will develop these principles into policies that can be clearly enforced and measured. Commissioners also clarified that no biometric technology shall be implemented at Port facilities until Commissioners formally consider working group recommendations and develop policy by June 30, 2020.” Read more

“US Citizens Could Be Forced to Use Facial-Recognition Technology at Airports”

“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans for a new proposal that would require all travelers to be photographed as part of a new identification system that utilizes facial-recognition technology.

“According to The Associated Press, officials from the DHS said the proposal would require American citizens to go through the same process as international travelers and will officially be published in July 2020. The agency would not offer any additional details about the plan.

“The concept has already drawn the ire of government officials, including Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey, who announced his intention to introduce legislation to block the plan. He cited recent issues with a data breach at Customs and Border Protection that showed the agency couldn’t ‘be trusted with the information,’” by Donald Wood, Travel Pulse. Read more

Posted by Steve on December 14, 2019 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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