The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. submitted comments in response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s (“OSTP”) Notice of Request for Information (“RFI”) on Public and Private Sector uses of Biometric Technologies. The letter responds to the RFI by addressing the exhibited and potential harms of biometric technologies used for individual identification and the inference of emotion, disposition, character, or intent, and its racial ramifications. 

Read the full comments here.


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