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Report: DHS to Have Biometric Data on 260 Million People

HeadlineNov 08, 2019

The online news outlet Quartz reports the Department of Homeland Security plans to have biometric data on hundreds of millions of people by 2022. In a recent presentation, which was reviewed by Quartz, DHS said it expects to have a database containing the fingerprints, as well as the face and iris scans, of nearly 260 million people traveling in and out of the United States — raising major privacy concerns over the agency’s growing surveillance efforts.

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