Congress needs to pass this facial recognition ban now

Congress needs to pass this facial recognition ban now

Earlier this year, for the first time (that we know of), a false match by a facial recognition algorithm led to the arrest of an innocent man

Now, members of Congress are finally taking action. On Thursday, Sens. Ed Markey and Jeff Merkley, and Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Ayanna Pressley, all Democrats, introduced the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act of 2020. It’s the most aggressive move yet by Congress to limit the use of facial recognition by police, in this case, by banning federal law enforcement from using it and cutting off state and local police from federal grants if they fail to do the same.  Read more…

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