FBI sued over ‘reckless disregard’ for Americans’ rights
A major privacy advocate is suing the FBI over its “Next Generation Identification,” a computer program that uses biometrics to identify people but still has been known to make a mistake one out of five times.
The case is being brought by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
A statement released by Marc Rotenberg, the president, and Jeramie Scott, the organization’s domestic surveillance project director, said the database, assembled by FBI Director James Comey, already contains “detailed personal information on millions of Americans.”
The lawsuit, under the federal Freedom of Information Act, seeks information on the system, the privacy safeguards that the FBI reportedly had removed, and more. – READ MORE