LA Law Enforcement to Collect Biometric Data

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Without any public notice at all, Los Angeles County is taking bids for compiling America’s biggest repository of personal data outside what’s kept by the FBI. And it’s not just personal records, it’s personal characteristics—not only fingerprints, but palm prints, pictures and scans of the iris in your eye. Voice recordings could be next. There’s never been any public announcement. The project was discovered by the Center for Investigative Reporting in the Bay Area.

Credits

Guests:
Ali Winston - Center for Investigative Reporting - @awinston, Joshua Thai - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Peter Bibring - ACLU of Southern California - @PeterBibring

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Claire Martin, Gideon Brower