Portland Considering A Ban On Facial Recognition Technology
Are you concerned about how quickly facial recognition technology is advancing, and are you worried about it infringing upon your civil rights? If so, you'll be happy to hear that some Portland city councilors are looking to do something about it.
According to govtech.com, city councilors Pious Ali and Brian Batson are presenting a bill tonight that would outlaw the use of facial recognition technology by anyone in the city, including law enforcement officials. If passed, Portland would become the first community in Maine with such a law, and would join a growing number of cities and towns across the country who have already done so. That list includes San Francisco, who became the first city to do so in May. Other cities that have passed laws prohibiting the use of facial recognition technology include another New England community - Somerville, Massachusetts.
Check out the video below, recently posted by WIRED, for a look at why cities are banning it.
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