Inside AI Policy

May 23, 2024

TSA expansion of facial recognition tech target of bipartisan FAA amendment

By Mariam Baksh / May 8, 2024

Privacy advocates are echoing calls from a new bipartisan group of senators in urging leaders of the upper chamber to support an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill that would halt the Transportation Security Administration’s rollout of facial recognition technology at airports across the country.

The amendment, introduced by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) with support from Sens. John Kennedy (R-LA) and Roger Marshall (R-KS), is one of almost 200 that lawmakers are trying to attach to the...


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