Report: Portland Council Decides On Facial Recognition Proposal
The Portland Press Herald is reporting the Portland Council has finally made a decision regarding facial recognition technology.
The article says that on Monday night they unanimously voted against it being used by city officials.
The report also talks about how advocates of civil liberty are very concerned about the technology, which has reportedly "misidentified people of color at much higher rates than white" people.
The report states that the Portland, Maine, group of Black Lives Matter are against facial recognition, and they demanded it be banned because of the "police brutality" and subsequent death of George Floyd in May, 2020.
According to the newspaper, Portland police have stated they "have no intention of using the technology."