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- The Department of Homeland Security will not require travelling US citizens to participate in a facial recognition screening, the agency announced Wednesday.
- The announcement reverses a DHS proposal last week that would have mandated that all US citizens have their faces scanned when travelling internationally.
- Facial recognition scanning is already a requirement for non-citizens who travel in the US.
The Department of Homeland Security is changing course on athat would have required all US citizens travelling internationally to have their faces scanned and added to a biometric database.
China introduces mandatory face scans for phone users
China will require telecom operators to collect face scans when registering new phone users at offline outlets starting Sunday. In September, China's industry and information technology ministry issued a notice on "safeguarding the legitimate rights and interests of citizens online", which laid out rules for enforcing real-name registration.
That proposed policy is now being abandoned, and US citizens will not be required to participate in facial recognition tracking at airports, Customs and Border Protection.
CBP said the reversal was the result of conversations with "privacy experts," lawmakers, and travel-industry stakeholders.
Shirtless Australian man arrested after 'rampage' in Bali
A 26-year-old man from Perth has been arrested after climbing onto the roof of a number of local houses.Fraser Lamplough was detained in a citizens' arrest yesterday afternoon until authorities arrived.
"CBP is committed to keeping the public informed about our use of facial comparison technology," John Wagner, a Border Patrol said in a statement. "We are implementing a biometric entry-exit system that protects the privacy of all travellers while making travel more secure and convenient."
Foreign nationals are already required to be photographed when entering the United States. When CBP announced last week that it would expand that requirement to US citizens, the proposed rule sparked backlash from privacy and human rights advocates.
"This proposal never should have been issued, and it is positive that the government is withdrawing it after growing opposition from the public and lawmakers," American Civil Liberties Union analyst Jay Stanley said in a statement to. "But the fact remains that the agency attempted to renege on what was already an insufficient promise, and has not yet committed to ensuring that immigrants will not be forced to submit to this program."
Read CBP's full statement on the rule reversal.
Google, Apple asked if apps like TikTok must disclose foreign ties .
Google, Apple asked if apps like TikTok must disclose foreign tiesConcern over China acquiring sensitive data about U.S. citizens through social media apps is one of several sore areas in relations between the United States and China even as U.S. President Donald Trump's trade war with China fans suspicion between the world's two largest economies.