Senators Call for a Moratorium on Government’s Use of Facial Recognition


Two Democratic senators want to stop the federal government from using facial recognition technology until Congress passes legislation to properly regulate it—and they’ve produced their own legislation to do exactly that.  Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., introduced the Ethical Use of Facial Recognition Act Wednesday that aims to institute a moratorium on all of the federal government’s deployments and uses of the face-scanning technology, and would create a new congressional committee to study the matter and recommend comprehensive legislation for Congress to introduce.

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