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State Background Checks for Daycare Providers Part of Growing Federal Biometric Surveillance System

The federal government continues to find new and creative ways to obtain information for its massive and ever-expanding biometric database, Continue reading State Background Checks for Daycare Providers Part of Growing Federal Biometric Surveillance System

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FBI Wants to Exempt Its Massive Biometric Database from Federal Privacy Laws

Biometric databases once subject to the 1974 Privacy Act, may soon be unbound from the law if the FBI’s new software, NGI, gets an exemption from Congress. If the FBI gets its wish, you will have no way of knowing what data the government has collected and stored relating to you, how it got it, if it’s accurate, and no way to correct any errors. Continue reading FBI Wants to Exempt Its Massive Biometric Database from Federal Privacy Laws

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Feds Expanding Biometric Data Collection; State Action Can Limit It

Recently, the FBI quietly announced expansions to its biometrics and information collection programs that could potentially place photos of millions of innocent Americans into federal databases routinely accessed by law enforcement agencies across the country.

But state action can limit its impact.

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