San Francisco Bans Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology

San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments. With the move, San Francisco becomes the first US city to outlaw a rapidly developing technology that has alarmed privacy and civil liberties advocates.

The ban is part of broader legislation that requires city departments to establish use policies and obtain board approval for surveillance technology they want to purchase or are using at present. Across the Bay, the city of Oakland is considering similar legislation… CNBC News

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