GAO Calls for More Oversight of Federal Facial Recognition Tech Use: A report from the Government Accountability Office found that the use of facial recognition technology is widespread across the federal government, but that a number of federal agencies, including the FBI, DEA, ATF and ICE, did not have procedures in place to track which systems their employees use. The GAO surveyed 42 federal agencies and found that 20 reported using facial recognition systems. Of those, 17 reported using non-proprietary systems, including commercial tools such as Clearview AI and Amazon’s Rekognition, and 13 said they did not have systems in place to track the use of non-federal tools by employees. Noting that this lack of tracking puts the 13 agencies at risk of violating privacy-related laws and regulations, the GAO recommended that each one set up a system to track its employees’ use of non-federal facial recognition tools and assess the risks associated with their use.
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