Merkley Slams TSA’s Use of Facial Recognition in Airports in Senate Floor Speech

Senator Jeff Merkley spoke on the floor of the United States Senate on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 about the TSA’s use of facial recognition in airports and their failure to make it clear that this program is voluntary. This speech follows months of Senator Merkley monitoring the use of facial recognition at Washington National Airport near Washington, D.C. and his introduction of the bipartisan Traveler Privacy Protection Act.

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