The new head of the National Security Agency said Tuesday that the agency’s newly revealed facial recognition program is legal.
“We do not do this in some unilateral basis against US citizens,” Admiral Michael S. Rogers said at the Bloomberg Government cybersecurity conference in Washington, DC. “We have very specific restrictions when it comes to US persons.”
Rogers reportedly did not cite what those restrictions are. He also noted that the NSA doesn’t access motor vehicle or passport databases to check against images of US citizens.
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