Facial recognition technology was banned in one city in the United States. Now it can not be used not only in Boston, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, and other cities but also in Minneapolis.
So, the Minneapolis City Council decided to restrict the operation of facial recognition technology in the city. City Councilman Steve Fletcher (Steve Fletcher) said that residents of the city are worried about the technology that violates their privacy.
“We have heard serious concerns from the community about technology invading privacy without people’s consent, and we need to regulate this. The decree prohibits the use of technology by city departments with some small exceptions that may not harm residents, “ he said.
According to the new law, the city police or municipal agency will not be able to use facial recognition technologies, as well as acquire these technologies or exploit information that has been collected in this way.