US government is being sued by privacy and immigrant advocacy groups

The groups are requesting information on how migrant data collected by the government’s department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is used. At issue is surveillance done by companies including BI Inc, which uses ankle monitors, and voice and facial recognition technology to monitor 200,000 migrants. The company, which is private, does not need to report what biometric and location data it collects via its Smartlink app, nor how it’s used or how long the data is retained.