Letter to President Biden on Facial Recognition Technology

February 16, 2021

We joined a letter to the president asking the administration to address the use of facial recognition technology

We joined other civil rights organizations to urge the Biden Administration to:

●​     ​Take swift executive action to place a moratorium on all federal government use of FRT and other forms of biometric technology so long as bias pervades these systems and Congress has not acted to authorize the use of the technology in specific circumstances and with sufficient safeguards to protect our privacy interests and prevent harms caused by this dangerous, unregulated technology;
●​     ​Prevent state and local governments from using federal funds to purchase FRT or access FRT; and
●​     ​Support the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act, introduced by Senator Markey. This bill would make a federal moratorium law and would place additional limitations on federal funding of these technologies.