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California Governor Signs Bill Banning Facial Recognition Tech Use By State’s Law Enforcement Agencies

From an article by Tim Cushing in the TechDirt web site:

“Building on San Francisco’s first-of-its-kind ban on government face recognition, California this week enacted a landmark law that blocks police from using body cameras for spying on the public.

“The state-wide law keeps thousands of body cameras used by police officers from being transformed into roving surveillance devices that track our faces, voices, and even the unique way we walk. Importantly, the law ensures that body cameras, which were promised to communities as a tool for officer accountability, cannot be twisted into surveillance systems to be used against communities.”

The full article may be found at: https://tinyurl.com/privacy191020.

Categories: Offline Privacy & Security

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