San Francisco Supervisors Approve Facial Recognition Technology Ban

San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday approved a ban on police and other public agencies using facial recognition technology, making it the first city in the U.S. with such a restriction.

The ban is part of broader oversight legislation that orders San Francisco departments to spell out details of any surveillance currently in use and any surveillance they hope to use.

The rules committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last week to pass the “Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance, which would disallow city and county law enforcement agencies to use facial recognition systems.

Read more at CBS San Francisco

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