Federal lawmakers joined with advocacy groups that argued requiring biometric information to access records online is a “creepy and disturbing strike” at privacy and security.
By Jessica Corbett Published 2-7-2022 by Common Dreams.
After Democrats in both chambers of Congress added their voices to the growing chorus of opposition to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service’s plan to require the use of a private company’s facial recognition software to access various information online, Sen. Ron Wyden revealed Monday that the IRS intends to change course.
“This is big: The IRS has notified my office it plans to transition away from using facial recognition verification, as I requested earlier today,” tweeted the Oregon Democrat. “While this transition may take time, the administration recognizes that privacy and security are not mutually exclusive.” Continue reading