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Hartmann: FBI's next gen ID roll out...will you be in the database?

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Uploaded on Oct 25, 2011

Ginger McCall, EPIC Open Government Counsel and IPIOP Program Director joins Thom Hartmann. If the FBI doesn't know where to find you now - it will soon. Beginning in January - and continuing over the next few years - the FBI will be setting up its Next Generation Identification - or NGI service - giving law enforcement an impressive new tool to track down criminals - or just keep tabs on the rest of us. This new NGI system will expand the FBI's current database - comprised mostly of fingerprints and mugshots - with new biometric identifiers - things like iris scans, palm prints, photos, and voice data. Also - with the help of new facial recognition software that will be up and running in all 50 states within three years - finding just about anyone will be easier than ever for law enforcement. Currently - the FBI has over 70 million subjects in its master database - and more than 31 million sets of fingerprints - that's as many files as roughly one-third of the population...and counting. So as much as we all like the idea of criminals being found quicker and easier - what does this new technology mean for the rest of us who aren't criminals? Could the FBI's new high-tech roll-out be disastrous for individual privacy?

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