Traveler Screening & Border Surveillance
The government uses numerous technologies and programs to screen and track travelers as well as conduct surveillance at the border. The screening and border surveillance technologies are often privacy invasive and broadly deployed. Travelers are screened by black box algorithms that give them "scores" determine the level of security screenings at airports and decide who will be put on a "no-fly" list. At airports and other ports of entry, travelers are increasingly required to submit to facial recognition identification and cell phone searches are conducted without warrants. Drones and mobile surveillance towers patrol the border with a wide range of surveillance equipment.
EPIC works to end the use of the most privacy-invasive screening and surveillance technology and impose limits, protections, and oversight to protect individual rights against the abuse of the technology that is implemented.
- EPIC, Coalition Call on Biden Administration to Abandon "Virtual Border Wall," Invest in Migrant Communities + (Feb. 25, 2021)
- Federal Agencies Move Forward Plan for DNA Collection + (Jan. 7, 2020)
- EPIC Comments on Canada Transborder Data Flow Policy + (Aug. 6, 2019)
- Bill Introduced to Strengthen Privacy Protections At U.S. Borders + (Jul. 25, 2019)
- EPIC Sues State Department About Secret Facial Recognition Database + (May. 20, 2019)
- EPIC to TSA: Conduct Rulemaking on Facial Recognition + (Apr. 26, 2019)
- EPIC Urges Congress to Examine Surveillance at the Border + (Mar. 5, 2019)
- EPIC To PCLOB: Review 12333, Facial Recognition, AI, Smart Borders, and 702 Authority + (Feb. 7, 2019)
- EPIC to Senate: Oversight Board Must Review Government Use of Facial Recognition, AI + (Feb. 5, 2019)
- EPIC Sues Border Agency about Searches of Cellphones + (Feb. 1, 2019)
- American Bar Association Takes Stand on Privacy Rights and Border Searches + (Jan. 29, 2019)
- Border Agency Finalizes Social Media Collection Rule + (Jan. 3, 2019)
- EPIC Investigates Airport Facial Recognition Opt-Out Procedures + (Dec. 12, 2018)
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