Facial Recognition Technology Faces Scrutiny

When it comes to facial recognition, there is good news and bad news. The bad news is lawmakers want to ban the technology. The good news is experts believe the bans won’t stand the test of time. California is at the center of this controversy as lawmakers consider the first state-wide ban of face recognition technology.

Assembly Bill 1215, known as the Body Camera Accountability Act, proposes banning facial recognition software in police body worn cameras (BWCs). The proposed bill is expected to set in motion a federal-scale ban of the biometric.

The law follows the City of San Francisco’s blanket ban against the biometric. The ruling bars any San Francisco government entity from using face recognition. Somerville, Massachusetts, has followed suit, while other cities look to do…. Security Sales & Integrator

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