The United States government is seeking information from both the public and private sector on how biometric data is being used for identification purposes, according to a request for information (RFI) OSTP recently posted on the Federal register. The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), led by Dr. Eric Lander – 11th Director of the OSTP, the first in U.S. history to serve in the President’s Cabinet, and to serve as the President’s Science Advisor – issued the Request for Information.
“The White House is looking for any past deployments, trials, proposals, or pilots, as well as any current uses of biometric tech for “identity verification, identification of individuals, and inference of attributes including individual mental and emotional states,” according to the RFI.
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