The Man Behind San Francisco’s Facial Recognition Ban Is Working on More. Way More.

The Man Behind San Francisco’s Facial Recognition Ban Is Working on More. Way More.

“He’s just omnipresent and very effective,” said Lee Hepner, a legislative aide to Aaron Peskin, the city supervisor who sponsored the facial recognition ban.

San Francisco banned facial recognition tech. Here’s why other cities should too.

San Francisco banned facial recognition tech. Here’s why other cities should too.

San Francisco has become the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition technology by the police and local government agencies.

San Francisco Is Preparing to Ban Facial Recognition Technology

San Francisco Is Preparing to Ban Facial Recognition Technology

As facial recognition technology makes its presence felt across the globe, the city of San Francisco is preparing to ban its use by local agencies.

San Francisco Takes a Historic Step Forward in the Fight for Privacy

San Francisco Takes a Historic Step Forward in the Fight for Privacy

The Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance also takes an important step toward ensuring a more informed and democratic process before the San Francisco Police Department and other city agencies may acquire other kinds of surveillance technologies.

San Francisco becomes the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition software by police

San Francisco becomes the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition software by police

Associated Press The San Francisco board did not spend time Tuesday debating the outright ban on facial recognition technology, focusing instead on the possible burdens placed on police, the transit system and other city agencies that need to maintain public safety.

San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology

San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology

Still, the San Francisco Police Officers Association, an officers’ union, said the ban would hinder their members’ efforts to investigate crime.

San Francisco Becomes 1st US City to Ban Facial Recognition Technology

San Francisco Becomes 1st US City to Ban Facial Recognition Technology

San Francisco supervisors voted to pass a surveillance oversight legislation Tuesday that includes a ban on the use of facial recognition technology by police and other city departments.

San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Use by Police and the Government

San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Use by Police and the Government

San Francisco just became the first city in the nation to ban the use of facial recognition technology by police and government agencies. Rosenberg does worry about an uptick in neighborhood surveillance, she said, but is pleased that the bill will stop facial recognition technology from misidentifying people as criminal suspects in real-time policing.

San Francisco may ban police, city use of facial recognition

San Francisco may ban police, city use of facial recognition

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that’s creeping into airports, motor vehicle departments, stores, stadiums and home security cameras.

SF approves ban on cashless stores – The San Francisco Examiner

SF approves ban on cashless stores – The San Francisco Examiner

“The purpose of this [law]is to ensure that all City residents — including those who lack access to other forms of payment are able to participate in the City’s economic life by paying cash for goods and many services.”.

San Francisco could ban government agencies from using facial recognition technology

San Francisco could ban government agencies from using facial recognition technology

The bill passed unanimously in a committee vote on Monday and will move to the San Francisco board of supervisors for a final vote on 14 May. The legislation is meant to address concerns about the accuracy of technology and put a stop to creeping surveillance culture, said supervisor Aaron Peskin, who introduced the ordinance.

The San Francisco District Attorney’s 10 Most Surveilled Neighborhoods

The San Francisco District Attorney’s 10 Most Surveilled Neighborhoods

According to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency , “The system is designed so that it can only take a photograph during a red light and cannot take a photograph during a yellow or green light.” Although the SFMTA reports it has 20 red light cameras across the city, the District Attorney data includes 26 of these cameras.

San Francisco may ban law enforcement use of facial recognition software.

San Francisco may ban law enforcement use of facial recognition software.

Municipal legislators in San Francisco unveiled an ordinance proposal on Tuesday that, if passed, would make the city the first in the country to completely ban government use of facial recognition systems.

San Francisco Could Be First to Ban Facial Recognition Tech

San Francisco Could Be First to Ban Facial Recognition Tech

“This is the first piece of legislation that I’ve seen that really takes facial recognition technology as serious as it is warranted and treats it as uniquely dangerous.” Woodrow Hartzog, Northeastern University Privacy laws in Texas and Illinois require anyone recording biometric data, including face scans and fingerprints, to give people notice and obtain their consent.

San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin proposes citywide ban on facial recognition technology

San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin proposes citywide ban on facial recognition technology

San Francisco could be the first city in the nation to ban the use of facial recognition surveillance technology under proposed legislation announced Tuesday by Supervisor Aaron Peskin.

San Francisco lawmaker: Our cops should be banned from using facial recognition

San Francisco lawmaker: Our cops should be banned from using facial recognition

with 27 posters participating Share this story Further Reading Amazon’s Rekognition messes up, matches 28 lawmakers to mugshots If a new proposed municipal ordinance passes in the coming months, San Francisco could become the first city in America to outright ban the use of facial recognition technology by its police department or any other city agency.

San Francisco proposal would ban government facial recognition use in the city

San Francisco proposal would ban government facial recognition use in the city

A San Francisco lawmaker is introducing legislation today that would make the city the first in the nation to ban the government use of facial recognition technology.

San Francisco's out-of-control homelessness crisis could be combated by a new tracking tool

San Francisco's out-of-control homelessness crisis could be combated by a new tracking tool

Now, the city is launching a high-tech platform to identify every homeless resident and his or her level of need. The new system intends to track the health, housing, jail, and counseling history of every homeless person in the city.