San Francisco is first US city to ban police use of facial recognition tech

Supervisors vote eight to one to restrict surveillance: ‘We can have security without being a security state’

San Francisco supervisors voted to make the city the first in the United States to ban police and other government agencies from using facial recognition technology.

Supervisors voted eight to one in favor of the “Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance”, which will also strengthen existing oversight measures and will require city agencies to disclose current inventories of surveillance technology.

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from World news | The Guardian