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Homeland Security Withdraws Plan That Would Have Required Facial Scans of US Citizens at Points of Entry

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The Department of Homeland Security is withdrawing a proposal to require all US citizens to submit to facial scans when entering or exiting the country.

The department said it would remove the proposed requirement amid growing concerns the facial scans could violate people’s privacy and risk leaking sensitive biometric data to hackers.

The current policy requires most foreign travelers to submit to the facial scans.

The facial scans are essentially designed to automate manual identity checks at airports.

Curated from PC Mag

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