San Francisco becomes first city to bar police from using facial recognition


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CNET
Publication/Creation Date
May 14 2019
Creators/Contributors
Laura Hautala (creator)
Brian Hofer (contributor)
Aaron Peskin (contributor)
Mana Azarmi (contributor)
Tony Montoya (contributor)
Adam Scott Wandt (contributor)
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The city of San Francisco approved an ordinance on Tuesday barring the police department and other city agencies from using facial recognition technology on residents. It's the first such ban of the technology in the country.

The ordinance, which passed by a vote of 8 to 1, also creates a process for the police department to disclose what surveillance technology they use, such as license plate readers and cell-site simulators that can track residents' movements over time. But it singles out facial recognition as too harmful to residents' civil liberties to even consider using.

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Not On The Body
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Source
https://www.cnet.com/news/san-francisco-becomes-first-city-to-bar-police-from-using-facial-recognition/

Date archived
May 15 2019
Last edited
July 5 2019
How to cite this entry
Laura Hautala. (May 14 2019). "San Francisco becomes first city to bar police from using facial recognition". CNET. CBS Interactive Inc.. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/3878