Secret Service Tested Facial Recognition at the White House
The technology was quietly tested in and around White House property. Locations tested included streets and nearby parks. They hoped to “biometrically confirm” the identities of volunteer Secret Service workers.
According to the Secret Service, images were only stored if there was a match and information was not shared with other agencies. The secret service says they deleted any facial data stored during the testing period. The ACLU had a variety of concerns around the program. Officials have a history of targeting people based solely on ethnicity or religion.