Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Government Privacy Crime The Courts United States

Privacy Group Sues The FBI, Demanding Details About Biometric Database Sharing (onthewire.io) 16

Trailrunner7 writes: A major privacy group has filed a lawsuit against the FBI to force the bureau to release all relevant documents about its plan to share a huge amount of biometric information with the Department of Defense. The lawsuit filed by EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center) concerns the FBI's Next Generation Identification (NGI) system, which comprises fingerprint, iris scan, and facial recognition data, and the bureau has been using it for several years... EPIC's lawsuit asks that the FBI be forced to release records about the plan to share NGI data with the Department of Defense under the Freedom of Information Act. EPIC filed a FOIA request about the plan last year and though the FBI said it has located 35 pages of records that are responsive to the request, it hasn't released any of those records.
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Privacy Group Sues The FBI, Demanding Details About Biometric Database Sharing

Comments Filter:
  • Just put the people who performed the OPM or DNC hacks on it. I'm sure they can release that data and a whole lot more data revealing even more illegal/unconstitutional crap that the FBI/US Gov. has not revealed to anyone.

    It's a very sad state when people start to trust hackers and hostile foreign governments more than they trust their own government.

    Strat

    • The U.S. Founding Fathers crafted the Constitution to address the "all governments eventually go corrupt" issue. Since then every American government coming to power has worked real hard to erode those safeguards. Two hundred years of erosion have taken their toll.
      • The U.S. Founding Fathers crafted the Constitution to address the "all governments eventually go corrupt" issue. Since then every American government coming to power has worked real hard to erode those safeguards. Two hundred years of erosion have taken their toll.

        Agreed.

        Far past time for an Article V convention of States.

        Strat

  • I read the title as "Piracy Group Sues The FBI.." and thought they've sure grown some big balls, eh?

"Oh dear, I think you'll find reality's on the blink again." -- Marvin The Paranoid Android

Working...