California will ban police use of facial recognition technology for 3 years
California will initiate a 3-year ban on the use of facial recognition technology in police body cams beginning January 1, 2020.
Ting said the following in a statement on October 8, after Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law:
The public wanted their officers and deputies to use body cameras to provide accountability and transparency for the community. The addition of facial recognition technology essentially turns them into 24-hour surveillance tools, giving law enforcement the ability to track our every move. We cannot become a police state.
Ting's bill made the news earlier in 2019 when the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a rights group that supports the bill, showed that Amazon's facial recognition software misidentified 1-in-5 California lawmakers, matching them to mugshots stored in police databases.
"It’s not ready for prime time, as it falsely matches innocent people with mugshots, including me," Ting wrote on Twitter.
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