March 22, 2017 - 9:30am PDT
Washington, D.C.

EFF Senior Staff Attorney Jennifer Lynch will testify at a hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the FBI’s use of facial recognition technology.

The FBI has amassed a facial recognition database of more than 30 million photographs from driver’s license, passport, and visa photos and has access to hundred of millions more. To date, the government has done little to address the privacy implications of this massive collection of biometric information.

Lynch will testify that the use of facial recognition technology allows the government to track Americans on an unprecedented level, posing a critical threat to privacy and civil liberties. Lynch will tell the House committee that Congress has an opportunity to develop legislation to protect Americans from this inappropriate and excessive collection and use of biometrics.

A live video stream of the hearing will be broadcast here.

Wednesday, March 22, 9:30 am

2154 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington. D.C.

Photo ID is required for entry; please allow at least 15 minutes for security screening. EFF urges attendees to dress in business attire and to observe respectful courtroom decorum.

Offical Press Release