Tag: Biometrics

  • Overview of EPIC’s Comments to DOJ and DHS on the use of facial recognition, other technologies using biometric information, and predictive algorithms.

    EPIC submitted comments in response to DOJ and DHS’ Request for Written Submissions on Sec. 13e of Executive Order 14074 urging DOJ and DHS to center vulnerable communities as the agencies craft new guidance for law enforcement on certain advanced technologies. The proposed guidance will cover use of facial recognition, predictive policing technologies, social media surveillance tools, and DNA analysis. DOJ and DHS have a long and historied pattern of misuse and abuse of surveillance tools.

    • Face Surveillance & Biometrics

    • Intelligence Surveillance

    • Privacy in Public

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Analysis

  • EPIC Urges UK ICO To Address Law Enforcement Use of Private Data/Systems, Security Issues, AI, and “Soft Biometrics” in Draft Biometric Data Guidance

    In comments filed October 20th, EPIC urged the UK ICO's Identity and Trust Team (Technology Policy) to make updates to its draft biometric data guidance. In particular, we recommend that the guidance be expanded to (i) address the pervasive ties between law enforcement and private companies' biometric data and systems; (ii) establish baseline security standards for biometric processing, including a template risk assessment; and (iii) detail the risks of scale and scope of harm present where AI is integrated into biometric systems.

    • Data Protection

    • Enforcement of Privacy Laws

    • Face Surveillance & Biometrics

    • International Privacy

    • International Privacy Laws

    • Privacy in Public

    • Privacy Laws

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Updates