Collection iris scans FBI gets out of hand

World July 13, 2016 16:18

- US federal investigators FBI has collected about 434,000 iris scans in the last three years, without however respect the privacy rules. What began in 2013 as a simple test technology has resulted in a very ambitious project. American privacy organizations are angry, the BBC reported Wednesday.

,, The fact that this has been passed without public debate or consultation with privacy groups is very worrying. '' Said Nicole Ozer, an expert in the field of technology and privacy of American citizens' Union (ACLU).

Iris scans of people who have been arrested. The FBI says simply want to be the best way to collect iris scans and was awarded assistance from the US border police and the Pentagon. Iris recognition technology is important to track down criminals who hide their true identity, according to the FBI.
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