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Ranking member Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., (L) speaks as Committee Chairman Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., looks on during a hearing before Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Congress reaches compromise on draft privacy legislation

The newly proposed federal privacy framework comes with protections for biometric data and against discrimination.
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 27: The Internal Revenue Service headquarters building appeared to be mostly empty April 27, 2020 in the Federal Triangle section of Washington, DC. The IRS called about 10,000 volunteer employees back to work Monday at 10 of its mission critical locations to work on taxpayer correspondence, handling tax documents, taking telephone calls and other actions related to the tax filing season. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Lawmakers want IRS to address security concerns with use of facial recognition on taxpayers

There are bipartisan calls from Capitol Hill for the tax-collection agency to consider several potential privacy and security threats posed by ID.me's technology.
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