The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy published a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register on public and private sector uses of biometric technologies. The purpose of this RFI was to understand the extent and variety of biometric technologies in past, current, or planned use; the domains in which these technologies are being used; the entities making use of them; current principles, practices, or policies governing their use; and the stakeholders that are, or may be, impacted by their use or regulation. Input was requested on past deployments, proposals, pilots, or trials, and current use of biometric technologies for the purposes of identity verification, identification of individuals, and inference of attributes including individual mental and emotional states. The RFI comment period opened on October 8, 2021, with responses requested by January 15, 2022. This RFI generated 130 responses.
The responses received through the RFI by January 26, 2022, are posted below. In accordance with the instructions provided in the RFI, only approximately 10 pages of content are posted. Please note that the RFI public responses received and posted do not represent the views or opinions of the U.S. Government.