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Facial Recognition Ban Moves To City and County of San Francisco Commissioner Vote On May 14th

via Slate author April Glaser, comes word of the coming vote by the Commisionsers of the City and County of San Francisco targeting the curtailment and prohibition of human facial computational recognition systems and surveillance (including many other forms of computational image analysis, eg. automated license plate readers – and other types of surveillance by automated and non-automatedmeans) in the City and County of San Francisco, California. Now, if they can only figure out how to teach folks not to defecate on the sidewalks and to safely dispose of the accumulated detritus of intravenous drugs, it might be a great city to live in…

“Beyond prohibiting face surveillance, the bill also requires all other types of surveillance technologies—like automatic license plate readers, predictive policing software, and cell phone surveillance towers—to only be adopted by city agencies following a public notice and vote by the Board of Supervisors. The bill also requires clear policies for how surveillance technologies will be used by the city government. via April Glaser writing at Slate


*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosecurity.US authored by Marc Handelman. Read the original post at: https://www.infosecurity.us/blog/2019/5/7/facial-recognition-ban-moves-to-city-and-county-of-san-francisco-commissioner-vote-on-may-14th