The Justice Department’s plan to exempt the FBI’s high-tech biometric database from public review isn’t sitting well with Silicon Valley or privacy advocates.

On Friday, a coalition of tech companies, civil liberties, and immigrant rights groups sent an open letter to the Department of Justice questioning agency efforts to exempt Next Generation Identification (NGI) – an FBI database used to match fingerprints and other biometric data with criminal records – from parts of a key law that gives people the right to review and correct government records concerning them.

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