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.

Download combined responses here and view a synopsis from the Science and Technology Policy Institute here.

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ACT | The App Association
Airlines for America
Alliance for Automotive Innovation
Amelia Winger-Bearskin
American Civil Liberties Union
American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
American Medical Association
Attorneys General of the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington
Barbara Evans
Better Identity Coalition
Bipartisan Policy Center
Brandon L. Garrett and Cynthia Rudin
Brian Krupp
Brooklyn Defender Services
BSA | The Software Alliance
Carnegie Mellon University
Center for Democracy & Technology
Center for New Democratic Processes
Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences at University of Washington, Devva Kasnitz, L Jean Camp, Jonathan Lazar, Harry Hochheiser
Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law
Cisco Systems
City of Portland Smart City PDX Program
Clearview AI
Color of Change
Common Sense Media
Computing Community Consortium at Computing Research Association
Connected Health Initiative
Consumer Technology Association
Courtney Radsch
Cyber Farm Labs
Data & Society Research Institute
Data for Black Lives
Data to Actionable Knowledge Lab at Harvard University
Dev Technology Group
Digital Therapeutics Alliance
Digital Welfare State & Human Rights Project and Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University School of Law, and Temple University Institute for Law, Innovation & Technology
Douglas Goddard
Edgar Dworsky
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Privacy Information Center, Center for Digital Democracy, and Consumer Federation of America
Fight for the Future
Ganesh Mani
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Health Information Technology Research and Development Interagency Working Group
HR Policy Association
Identity and Data Sciences Laboratory at Science Applications International Corporation
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Information Technology Industry Council
Innocence Project
Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University
Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute
International Association of Chiefs of Police
International Biometrics + Identity Association
International Business Machines Corporation
International Committee of the Red Cross
Jacob Boudreau
Jennifer K. Wagner, Dan Berger, Margaret Hu, and Sara Katsanis
Jonathan Barry-Blocker
Joseph Turow
Joy Buolamwini
Joy Mack
Karen Bureau
Lamont Gholston
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Lisa Feldman Barrett
Madeline Owens
Marsha Tudor
Microsoft Corporation
MITRE Corporation
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
National Fair Housing Alliance
National Immigration Law Center
NEC Corporation of America
New America’s Open Technology Institute
New York Civil Liberties Union
No Name Provided
Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center
Office of the Ohio Public Defender
Orissa Rose
Parity Technologies
Patrick A. Stewart, Jeffrey K. Mullins, and Thomas J. Greitens
Pel Abbott
Philadelphia Unemployment Project
Project On Government Oversight
Recording Industry Association of America
Robert Wilkens
Ron Hedges
Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Security Industry Association
Sheila Dean
Software & Information Industry Association
Stephanie Dinkins and the Future Histories Studio at Stony Brook University
The Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, MIT Open Documentary Lab and Co-Creation Studio, and Immerse
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Engagement Center
Uber Technologies
University of Pittsburgh Undergraduate Student Collaborative
US Technology Policy Committee of the Association of Computing Machinery
Virginia Puccio
Visar Berisha and Julie Liss
XR Association
XR Safety Initiative