San Francisco bans facial recognition technology
City leaders votes to ban use of face recognition and control use of new surveillance technology by local government agencies
San Francisco’s city leadership has voted to ban facial recognition.
The BBC reports that city supervisors voted in favour of a ban on privacy and civil liberties grounds.
City authorities, including the police force, will not be allowed to use facial recognition technology if the measure passes a second vote next week.
Agencies in the city will also have to get approval from the council for buy any other new surveillance systems.
The BBC said the new rule will not affect the city airport or ports as they are run by Federal government.