DHS S&T concludes facial recognition can work for small groups, while maintaining privacy

Department of Homeland Security scientists think certain facial recognition systems can efficiently verify the identities of small groups of travelers while preserving the privacy of those who opt-out, as the Transportation Security Administration considers how technology could speed up security lines at airports. The results from the DHS Science and Technology Directorate’s “2022 Biometric Technology Rally” unveiled this week could inform the way forward for TSA and other government agencies as they increasingly adopt facial recognition systems, despite concerns from some lawmakers and civil liberties groups.
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