San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Tech Amid Concerns of Racial Bias

Nicole Rojas
May 21, 2019 - 5:00

San Francisco could become the first city in the US to ban the use of facial recognition technology. City supervisors passed legislation that will also require city departments to disclose any surveillance technology they currently use. The ordinance was written by Supervisor Aaron Peskin and was unofficially passed by the Board of Supervisors 8-1 on May 14, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The ordinance would ban city departments from using facial recognition surveillance technology...

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