24.06.2020 - 22:53 [ The Hill ]

Boston city government bans facial recognition technology

Boston City Council on Wednesday unanimously voted to ban city government from using facial recognition technology.

The new ordinance comes amid refocused scrutiny on facial recognition driven by anti-police brutality protests following the death of George Floyd. The law makes it illegal for city officials to „obtain, retain, possess, access, or use“ the controversial software.