Buzzfeed News: As Concerns Over Facial Recognition Grow, Members Of Congress Are Considering Their Next Move

“This is a perfect issue for our committee to look into,” California Rep. Jimmy Gomez, who also sits on the oversight committee, told BuzzFeed News in an interview. “We have a long list of issues, but this one is at the intersection of privacy, civil liberties, oversight, and the scope of this committee.”

Four members of Congress on the House Oversight Committee that BuzzFeed News reached out to — Reps. Cummings, Gomez, Peter Welch, and Ro Khanna — said there is interest within the committee in holding a hearing on facial recognition. Gomez said he had a discussion with a fifth member, Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, about holding a hearing, and that Raskin was “enthusiastic.” (A spokesperson for Rep. Raskin said the congressman was out of the country.)

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