Feds would be banned from using facial recognition under new bill

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  1. Calliers

    Calliers Side hustle: Mayor of Kenja Staff Member

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    On Thursday, Democrats introduced a new bill that would ban federal law enforcement from using facial recognition technology and make it more difficult for state and local police departments to use the tech.

    The Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act of 2020, introduced by Sens. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) on Thursday, would ban federal agencies from using facial recognition technology and force state and local police departments to enact similar policies in order to receive federal grants. The bill would effectively prohibit the tech’s use until Congress passes a law explicitly allowing it.

    “Facial recognition technology doesn’t just pose a grave threat to our privacy, it physically endangers Black Americans and other minority populations in our country,” said Sen. Markey. “As we work to dismantle the systematic racism that permeates every part of our society, we can’t ignore the harms that these technologies present.”
    Source: theverge
  2. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    As a "grave threat to our privacy" how is it that it only endangers certain members of the population and not all? I'm curious.

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