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Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Public and Private Sector Uses of Biometric Technologies

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) requests input from interested parties 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 purpose of this RFI is 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. OSTP encourages input on both public and private sector use cases.

Interested persons and organizations are invited to submit comments on or before 5:00 p.m. ET on January 15, 2022.

Interested individuals and organizations should submit comments electronically to and include < RFI Response: Biometric Technologies > in the subject line of the email. Due to time constraints, mailed paper submissions will not be accepted, and electronic submissions received after the deadline cannot be ensured to be incorporated or taken into consideration.

For additional information, please direct questions to Suresh Venkatasubramanian at

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