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Daily Dashboard | Calif. Senate considers ban on facial-recognition tech for law enforcement Related reading: Cranor offers look at Carnegie Mellon's privacy engineering program

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The California State Senate is considering banning the use of facial-recognition technology and biometric scanners in body cameras used by law enforcement agencies throughout the state, CNBC reports. Proponents of the bill cite false identification concerns, particularly for minorities and women. Opponents of the bill, including law enforcement groups, are concerned the ban would take away tools that could protect public safety. Last week, the San Francisco city council voted to ban the use of facial-recognition tech by law enforcement and other agencies. Oakland is considering a similar ban. While the bill passed the Assembly May 9, there are still issues that need to be resolved in several Senate committees before it moves for a vote on the chamber floor.
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