“According to a letter US Senator Ron Wyden… in excess of 145 million Americans have their personal data exposed to unfettered access of a variety of law enforcement and federal intelligence agencies.

Documents posted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) show that the data in question includes a citizen’s name, phone number, address, birthday, gender, race, Social Security Number, but also biometric points like images retrieved through facial recognition tech and fingerprints – and the list goes on.

The data originates from passport applications.”