On October 13, our Program submitted a comment on the proposed rule regarding the collection and use of biometrics by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This rule would greatly expand the current information collection powers of the Department of Homeland Security, thereby creating a database that could easily be abused by DHS and other law enforcement agencies. In the comment, our Program highlights numerous legal problems, including grave Constitutional concerns, posed by the proposed rule, which “evinces a desire to subject, without suspicion of wrongdoing, a class of people to invasive, ongoing surveillance.”
You can read the full comment here.
We would like to thank the HLS Cyberlaw Clinic for their assistance is drafting this comment.