US tax agency drops facial recognition plan after criticism
The US national tax authority announced on Feb 7 that it will stop using facial recognition software to verify taxpayers’ identities when they create online accounts, following a chorus of privacy concerns. Read full story
IRS abandons facial recognition plan after firestorm of criticism
The IRS said Monday it would “transition away” from using the company ID.me for new accounts “over the coming weeks” and would develop an additional authentication process that does not involve facial recognition.