California lawmakers today passed a bill placing a three-year state-wide moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement agencies. AB 1215, The Body Camera Accountability Act, was introduced earlier this year by assemblymember Phil Tang, a Democrat. Both San Francisco and Oakland previously passed similar bills preventing the use of facial recognition by law enforcement agencies, now the ban’s gone state-wide. The bill goes into effect on 1 January, 2020, and will be reviewed under a “sunset provision” in 2023. Tang, according to an ACLU statement, says the bill will protect Californians: Without my bill, facial recognition technology…

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California bans law enforcement from using facial recognition software for the next 3 years
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