The Daily Mail: ‘This is a very, very bad idea’: Lawmakers decry IRS plans to force Americans to submit to face-scanning technology to be able to access their own taxes

January 30, 2022

There is no federal law in place to regulate how that data can be used or shared, the Washington Post reported. 

‘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,’ senior counsel of the Electronic Privacy Information Jeramie D. Scott told the outlet.  

Roughly 70 million Americans filing for unemployment insurance, pandemic assistance grants, child tax credit payments have already submitted their information. 

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