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Face Recognition Use By Local Agencies Banned

Face Recognition Use By Local Agencies Banned

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 May 2019 7:15 AM GMT

San Francisco: Deeming the technology unreliable and potentially in breach of people’s privacy and liberty, San Francisco has become the first US-city to ban the use of facial recognition by local agencies, such as the city’s transport authority or law enforcement. The use of the emerging technology would not be allowed by local agencies, such as the city’s transport authority, or law enforcement. In addition, all plans to buy any kind of new surveillance technology will also have to be first approved by city administrators in San Francisco, BBC reported on Tuesday. The vote was passed by San Francisco’s supervisors 8-1, with two absentees. (IANS)

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