Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif., signed a bill to ban California police departments from using facial-recognition software on body cameras for three years, The Sacramento Bee reports. The bill goes into effect at the beginning of 2020. Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-Calif., was behind the bill and initially sought a permanent ban on the technology. Ting proposed the bill to tackle the issues around facial recognition in body cameras “before it became a major issue.” Meanwhile, advocacy groups have called on U.S. cities to no longer partner with Amazon’s Ring subsidiary.
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