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Facial Recognition Technology for Certain Traveler and Noncitizen Identity Verification [June 29, 2021]   [open pdf - 713KB]

From the Document: "Facial recognition technology (FRT), which uses algorithms to compare faces against a collection of known faces, is a biometric tool employed by law enforcement [hyperlink], including U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials. FRT can be used to verify the identity of travelers and certain noncitizens awaiting entry. FRT is used in two primary ways: [1] identification searches, comparing features of a probe [hyperlink] photo with those in a database of images to produce a gallery of potential matches ranked by similarity (not a single affirmative match), and [2] identity verifications, comparing a probe photo against known photos to produce a binary, match/no match result."

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CRS Insight, IN11695
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2021-06-29
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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