Inside AI Policy

May 24, 2024

Privacy advocates target industry influence as Senate effort to block TSA’s expansion of facial recognition tech fails

By Mariam Baksh / May 10, 2024

The debate over the Transportation Security Administration’s plans to increase use of facial recognition technology for identity verification came into focus, as a bipartisan Senate effort to stall the program failed and critics charged the agency and related industries with making inconsistent claims about the technology’s implications for the use case.

“The TSA’s oft touted line that travelers can opt out of facial recognition without any consequences, including without experiencing longer wait times, is being tossed aside as the...

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