Question: What does banning facial recognition mean?

Facial recognition systems are a form of mass surveillance that violate the right to privacy and threaten the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression. Facial recognition risks being weaponized by law enforcement against marginalized communities around the world.Facial recognition systems are a form of mass surveillance

Is facial recognition illegal?

Where there has been some change is at the state and local level, where legislatures in Sommerville, Mass., San Francisco and Oakland, Calif. have opted to ban the use of facial recognition technology by their city agencies. California now has in place a three year moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology

Why do police use facial recognition?

Law enforcement agencies have an obligation to avoid bias against protected groups defined by gender, age, race and ethnicity, and this duty includes their use of facial recognition software.

How do I know if Im banned from Walmart?

Youll sign a paper saying youre banned from Walmart and any businesses affiliated with Walmart (if youre a minor your parents signing it). Theyll send you a bill of 3x of what you stole.

Why face recognition technology should not be banned?

Facial recognition systems are a form of mass surveillance that violate the right to privacy and threaten the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression. Facial recognition risks being weaponized by law enforcement against marginalized communities around the world.

Is facial recognition a violation of privacy?

Facial recognition systems are a form of mass surveillance that violate the right to privacy and threaten the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression. Facial recognition risks being weaponized by law enforcement against marginalized communities around the world.

Does the police use facial recognition?

Federal agencies that employ law enforcement officers use facial recognition technology to assist criminal investigations, among other activities. For example, the technology can help identify an unknown individual in a photo or video surveillance. GAO also reviewed relevant documents and interviewed agency officials.

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