New York (CNN)The America Civil Liberties Union is suing multiple government agencies to release records on how facial recognition technology is being used, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. The suit was filed in US District Court in Massachusetts against the US Department of Justice, the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The complaint says the suit was filed because of growing concern about the government’s use of biometric identification and tracking technologies — tools that enable “undetectable, persistent and suspicionless surveillance on an unprecedented level.” The lawsuit says that government surveillance resulting from face recognition technology could “threaten core constitutional values” of Americans. The FBI and the DOJ declined to comment. CNN has reached out to the DEA. A video surveillance camera hangs from the side of a building on May 14, 2019, in San Francisco, California. Read More In January 2019, the ACLU filed a Freedom of Information request to gain access to public records on how the technology was being used and to what extent the federal government allegedly tracks people’s movements and associations, according to the complaint. The three governmental entities named in the lawsuit failed to comply and did not provide any of the requested… Read full this story
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