EPIC, Coalition Urge DHS to End Broad, Unwarranted Surveillance Programs

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In the notice to the Secretary of Homeland Security , EPIC as well as a Coalition of privacy, municipal rights, and civil protections organizations demanded the Division of Homeland Security (DHS) end some of the agency’ h more pervasive surveillance applications. The coalition called for DHS to end its practice of buying sensitive data (e. gary the gadget guy. cellphone location and power information) from third-party suppliers and cease the number of social media identifiers. The coalition also urged DHS in order to implement a moratorium in the use of face recognition designed for immigration enforcement. In earlier comments to DHS, LEGENDARY compared DHS collecting social media identifiers and called for DHS to suspend the use of face recognition .

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