Tuesday, May 14, 2019

San Francisco to Vote on Banning Face Recognition Technology

UPDATE: The vote is in

Even here in the foggy city, they can get something right.

San Francisco supervisors will vote on surveillance oversight legislation today that includes a ban on the use of facial recognition technology by police and other city departments.

If approved by the full board, San Francisco would become the first U.S. city to outlaw the technology.

I don't have any problem with private sector firms who desire to use the technology. One can always just opt out of visiting such firms but when the state uses facial recognition it is a wholly different and potentially totalitarian story, so three cheers to the usually clueless, interventionist SF supervisors.



DONE: San Francisco supervisors have to ban police use of facial recognition

1 comment:

  1. I APPROVE. Even a broken clock can be right twice per day.