Dem bill would ban federal law enforcement from using facial recognition technology | SC Media

Dem bill would ban federal law enforcement from using facial recognition technology

June 25, 2020
  • Place a prohibition on the use of facial recognition technology by federal entities, which can only be lifted with an act of Congress
  • Place a prohibition on the use of other biometric technologies, including voice recognition, gate recognition, and recognition of other immutable physical characteristics, by federal entities, which can only be lifted with an act of Congress
  • Condition federal grant funding to state and local entities, including law enforcement, on those entities enacting their own moratoria on the use of facial recognition and biometric technology
  • Prohibit the use of federal dollars for biometric surveillance systems
  • Prohibit the use of information collected via biometric technology in violation of the Act in any judicial proceedings
  • Include a private right of action for individuals whose biometric data is used in violation of the act and allows for enforcement by state attorneys general
  • Allow states and localities to enact their own laws regarding the use of facial recognition and biometric technologies.
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