- Virginia lawmakers voted unanimously in support of a bill that places “a de facto ban” on police use of facial recognition technology, Government Technology reports. The bill, which now heads to Gov. Ralph Northam, D-Va., requires the General Assembly to pass a law before an agency can use the technology.
- The New York Times looks at facial recognition regulations in Massachusetts, which “managed to strike a balance on regulating the technology, allowing law enforcement to harness the benefits of the tool, while building in protections that might prevent the false arrests that have happened before.”
- Fourteen Uber Eats couriers claim the company’s “photo comparison” tool, which compares couriers’ and drivers’ photographs to images in the company’s database, failed to recognize their faces, leading to threats of termination or permanent job loss, Wired reports.
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