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Oakland, California Bans Facial Recognition | Entrepreneur 

Oakland, California Bans Facial Recognition | Entrepreneur 

Oakland, California has become the third city in the United States to ban the use of facial recognition in public places, following San Francisco and Somerville, Massachusetts which imposed their own restrictions in May and June, respectively.

As reported by Vice, any facial recognition — defined as “an automated or semi-automated process that assists in identifying or verifying an individual based on an individual’s face” — cannot be acquired, obtained, requested, or accessed.

It replaces a law from 2018 that required city staff members to secure permission from the chair of Oakland’s Privacy Advisory Commission before getting funds for surveillance technology, including those from the state or the federal government.

Source: Oakland, California Bans Facial Recognition | Entrepreneur 

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