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Is banning biometrics the answer to safety and security in public housing?

August 7, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Some people are calling it “social control,” some believe it's exploiting the poor; others are saying it will “criminalize and marginalize” residents, while Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley mentions “rampant biases” especially with “women and people of color.” Sounds like “it” should be banned, right? Well, what if I told you I am talking about facial recognition biometric technology? Would that influence your decision to ban or not to ban...

biometrics, Department of Housing and Urban Development, facial recognition, HUD, No Biometric Barriers to Housing Act

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