Skift Take

Over a dozen lawmakers have vocalized opposition to the adoption of facial recognization technology at U.S. airports.

A group of U.S. Senators on Thursday pushed to restrict the use of facial recognition at airports – an effort that comes as more than 80 U.S. airports use the biometric technology with plans for expansion to more than 400.

“This technology poses significant threats to our privacy and civil liberties, and Congress should prohibit TSA's development and deployment of facial recognition tools until rigorous congressional oversight occurs,” said the letter to Senate leadership.

The Senators – Republicans and Democrats – want to add restrictions to the bill to authorize funding for the FAA, which is currently being debated in Congress.

TSA says the technology enhances security and improves traveler convenience.

Some American airlines have partnered