CBS: ID.me says users can delete selfies following IRS backlash

February 10, 2022

The verification company ID.me said it will let anyone who created an account through the company to delete their selfies starting March 1, and that it was allowing government agencies using the service to skip the selfie step altogether.

The move comes two days after the Internal Revenue Service said it would stop using face-recognition technology to authenticate taxpayers when they create online accounts. The IRS’ decision to contract with ID.me caused a¬†backlash from privacy advocates, taxpayers and lawmakers¬†against the image-based verification system.

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