FB pixel

DHS submits finalized new immigration biometrics collection rule

Unknown if changes made from controversial initial proposal
 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has submitted its finalized new rule for biometrics collection from immigrants to the White House to be signed, Law360 reports. The article suggests that the rule will be signed as part of the current administration’s effort to toughen immigration controls.

It is not, however, clear if the finalized version differs from the proposed version, which prompted nearly 5,000 comments and significant cricitism, as a spokesperson did not respond to Law360’s request for comment.

The proposal included the collection of more biometrics from immigrants, and add records for children U.S. citizens sponsoring immigrants.

Senior Official Performing the Duties of the United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli said the measure will protect against identity theft and fraud.

Law360 notes a comment co-signed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law and the Open Technology Institute which warns the proposed change could lead to “virtually unbound” biometric data collection, including from subjects unaware of its collection and potential future use.

Article Topics

 |   |   |   |   |   | 

Latest Biometrics News

 

Biometrics investors pursue scale, sustainability balance

Budgets for biometrics and government digital ID programs made up the main theme of the most-read news items on Biometric…

 

New FaceTec CLO among avalanche of appointments in biometrics and fraud protection

New executives have been named by biometrics providers FaceTec, Pindrop and Fingerprint Cards, along with C-level appointments by Prove and…

 

Indonesia issues call for World Bank-backed digital identification project

Indonesia is looking for a company providing consulting services as a part of its upcoming digital transformation project backed by…

 

Affinidi data sharing framework leverages privacy-preserving open standards

Affinidi, a company specializing in data and identity management, unveiled the Affinidi Iota framework at the WeAreDevelopers World Congress. This…

 

Sri Lanka set for January biometric passport launch, plans airport upgrades

Sri Lanka is preparing to begin issuing biometric passports with electronic chips embedded as of January, 2025, according to a…

 

Vending machines with biometric age verification roll out in Germany, US

Vending machines are growing in popularity as a way to sell age-restricted products around the world, with Diebold Nixdorf algorithms…

Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Read This Week

Featured Company

Biometrics Insight, Opinion

Digital ID In-Depth

Biometrics White Papers

Biometrics Events