https://www.floridaforensicscience.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/640px-Flag_of_San_Francisco.svg_.png 427 640 Forensic Competency http://floridaforensicscience.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/forensic-logo1-1030x153.png Forensic Competency2019-05-15 09:18:182019-05-15 09:18:18San Francisco Just Banned Facial-Recognition Technology
San Francisco Just Banned Facial-Recognition Technology
San Francisco, long one of the most tech-friendly and tech-savvy cities in the world, is now the first in the United States to prohibit its government from using facial-recognition technology.The ban is part of a broader anti-surveillance ordinance that the city’s Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday. The ordinance, which outlaws the use of facial-recognition technology by police and other government departments, could also spur other local governments to take similar action. Eight of the board’s 11 supervisors voted in favor of it; one voted against it, and two who support it were absent.