First City in Pennsylvania Passes Ordinance on Controversial Facial Recognition Technologies

By Jennifer K. Wagner, J.D., Ph.D.   Background Previously on this blog, Patrick McKnight wrote about facial recognition technologies coming under increased congressional scrutiny, noting companion bills introduced on June 25, 2020 by Senators Markey and Merkley (S. 4084) and Representatives Jayapal and Pressley (H.R.7356) known as the “Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act
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A Dramatic Expansion of Biometrics Proposed by Department of Homeland Security

By Jennifer K. Wagner, J.D., Ph.D.   On Sept. 11, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on the “Collection and Use of Biometrics by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.” The NPRM involves a dramatic shift in policy, expanding the types of biometrics collected and broadening the use
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Facial Recognition Technology Comes Under Scrutiny

By Patrick McKnight, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP   Facial recognition technology is coming under scrutiny in a new bill under consideration by Congress. The Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act (S. 4084) was introduced by Senators Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Jeff Merkley of Oregon, and Representatives Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Ayanna Pressley of
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