Huffpost: Privacy Advocates, Lawmakers Concerned About IRS’s Facial Recognition Plan
January 31, 2022
“You go from a government agency, that at least has some obligation under the Privacy Act and other laws, to a third party, where [there’s a] lack of transparency and understanding, and the potential risks go up,” Jeramie Scott, senior counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a Washington-based research group, told the publication.
“We haven’t even gone the step of putting regulations in place and deciding if facial recognition should even be used like this,” he added. “We’re just skipping right to the use of a technology that has clearly been shown to be dangerous and has issues with accuracy, disproportionate impact, privacy and civil liberties.”
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