Yes, Americans can opt-out of airport facial recognition — here’s how

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  1. doMinationp

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    I have Global Entry so this doesn’t really bother me as the feds already have my photo and fingerprints but on the article’s [photo](https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Screen-Shot-2019-04-22-at-8.56.24-PM.png) of the CBP sign…

    > For certain non-U.S. citizens, the photograph will be used as a biometric confirmation of departure from the United States as required by law (e.g., [8 U.S.C. § 1365b](https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1365b)).

    What the hell is that supposed to mean? (referenced law linked)

  2. figpetus

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    You can opt out of having your image taken at the airport but the airport already has a profile of you they get from the government, which is the concerning part. There’s no way to opt out of that.

    The government knows you’re getting on the plane with or without your picture.

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