40 Consumer, Privacy, and Civil Liberties Group send Letter to US Oversight Board to prohibit fed use of facial recognition

 The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is facing renewed heat to push the president and his administration to prohibit the federal government from using facial surveillance on the American public. The Electronic Privacy Information Center, along with 40 consumer, privacy and civil liberties groups, sent a letter today demanding that the oversight board “recommend to the President and the Secretary of Homeland Security the suspension of facial recognition systems, pending further review.”