US citizens have the right to opt-out of airport face recognition programs. This might cause a slight delay but maybe not. Even a small error rate would cause thousands of people to be misidentified every day so you might actually be speeding things up by skipping the surveillance.
Biometric identification technology is advancing faster than established best practices and laws that address their use. Four states have laws that cover biometric privacy – is that good enough?
With cameras on every street corner and the growing use of biometric technology in the consumer space, it’s good to know how to avoid being recorded. This Ignite! presentation was originally given in 2010 at the Web 2.0 Expo in New York City.