In a statement to Engadget, a CBP spokesman said:
"US Customs and Border Protection uses biometric face-matching technologies to facilitate the entry and exit of international travelers, while meeting the mandate of the Congress to provide a biometric Getting started. " Exit system: US citizens are outside the scope of the mandatory biometric entry / exit program. However, US citizens must prove their identity and citizenship to CBP and provide a valid US passport for international travel.
CBP has considered involving US citizens TechCrunch reported in its face recognition tests to avoid the challenge of having separate procedures for foreigners and US citizens: "However, following consultation with congressional and data privacy professionals, CBP hired "The best course of action is to continue to allow US citizens to voluntarily participate in the biometric entry / exit program," said a CBP spokesman.
The ACLU, whic h opposed plans to conduct biometric scans on US citizens, remains concerned. In a statement, ACLU Senior Policy Analyst Jay Stanley said:
"The Department of Homeland Security's plans to spread facial recognition monitoring nationwide are still alarming, especially given the lack of Congressional authorization and sufficient Security precautions, government security deficiencies in the past and unanswered questions on the effectiveness, bias and broader societal impact of technology ̵1; the government can not be entrusted with this surveillance technology, and Congress should curb the use of this technology. "