submit@infiniteprivacy.com
Personal Privacy

Homeland Security’s Chilling New HART Database Will Be the Largest Collection of Biometric and Biographic Data in US

The Infinite Brief
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly building what will likely become the largest database of biometric and biographic data on citizens and foreigners in the United States.

The agency’s new Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) database will include multiple forms of biometrics—from face recognition to DNA, data from questionable sources, and highly personal data on innocent people.

Other data DHS is planning to collect—including information about people’s “relationship patterns” and from officer “encounters” with the public—can be used to identify political affiliations, religious activities, and familial and friendly relationships.

It will be shared with federal agencies outside of DHS as well as state and local law enforcement and foreign governments.

Originally via Electronic Frontier Foundation

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly building what will likely become the largest database of biometric and biographic data on citizens and foreigners in the United States.

See the original article at https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/hart-homeland-securitys-massive-new-database-will-include-face-recognition-dna-and

Leave a Response