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Preventing government abuse of biometric data

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Preventing government abuse of biometric data

10.14.20 10:57 AM

The Americans for Prosperity Foundation*(the sister organization of Americans for Prosperity)*and The LIBRE Institute*(the sister organization of the LIBRE Initiative)*filed a*public comment*warning against a newly proposed regulation that would expand the U.S. government’s power to collect biometric data from millions of U.S. citizens, immigrants, and businesses who interact with the immigration system each year. Current policy authorizes U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to collect the fingerprints, signatures, and photos of immigrant applicants applying for green cards, naturalizations, and other immigration benefit applicants over the age of 14. The new rule would change how biometrics are collected in the following ways: USCIS would expand the type of biometrics that it collects and stores to include voice prints, facial recognition data, iris images, and palm prints. USCIS may also collect DNA samples from applicants and store the test results. American citizens sponsoring an immigrant may also now have their biometric data collected. The minimum age restriction that prevents USCIS from collecting biometric information from children under the age of 14 will be removed. Foreign nationals may also now have to regularly submit their biometrics for purposes of “continuous immigration vetting.” USCIS estimates that this new rule would increase the amount of […]

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