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Facial recognition could be temporarily banned for law enforcement use – Source CNET Computer News


The use of facial recognition could be temporarily banned for law enforcement.

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Law enforcement agencies could be temporarily banned from using facial recognition under a new bill (PDF) introduced in the Senate on Wednesday. The draft law, introduced by Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley (Oregon) and Cory Booker (New Jersey), calls for a moratorium on using the technology until a commission recommends guidelines and limitations for government use.

Facial recognition is being increasingly used by law enforcement across the US “without appropriate debate or consideration of its impacts,” the bill says. It also notes the technology is not always accurate, especially among ethnic groups, women and young…

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