Tuesday, July 12, 2011

EFF: FBI's Next Gen ID-database "Bigger and Faster" but Much Worse for Privacy

LIFE  IMITATES  ART: Fictionalized representation of US IDENT badge
depicted in Richard Kelley's film Southland Tales

c/o EFF's Jennifer Lynch

"This week, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and several other organizations released documents from a FOIA lawsuit that expose the concerted efforts of the FBI and DHS to build a massive database of personal and biometric information. This database, called “Next Generation Identification” (NGI), has been in the works for several years now. However, the documents CCR posted show for the first time how FBI has taken advantage of the DHS Secure Communities program and both DHS and the State Department’s civil biometric data collection programs to build out this $1 billion database." 



PETITION: Tell Congress, Put a stop to FBI abuses and let Mueller's term expire 

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