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Will new border tech put privacy rights at risk?

February 5, 2018

Via: FCW

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is concerned that some technologies being proposed in House border security bills are a potential threat to privacy.

The group is concerned that an immigration bill from Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Michael McCaul (R-Texas), respectively the heads of the Judiciary and Homeland Security committees, could come up for debate in the Senate.

EFF is concerned about surveillance technology, such as facial recognition, license plate readers, unmanned aerial drones and social media monitoring efforts that are included in the bill could pose privacy threats — not only to immigrants the technologies is meant to monitor, but also to U.S. citizens living in the border region, EFF Senior Staff Attorney Adam Schwartz said in the post.

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