San Francisco Takes a Historic Step Forward in the Fight for Privacy — First to Ban Gov’t Facial Recognition Tech

San Francisco Takes a Historic Step Forward in the Fight for Privacy — First to Ban Gov’t Facial Recognition Tech By Nathan Sheard The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted today by 8-to-1 to make San Francisco the first major city in the United States to ban government use of face surveillance technology. This historic measure applies to all city departments. The Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance also takes an important step toward ensuring a more informed and democratic process before the San Francisco Police Department and other city agencies may acquire…

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