Facial Recognition Ban in San Francisco

The first ban of its kind was passed by a United States city.

Law enforcement in San Francisco will no longer be able to use facial recognition technology.

The ban is due to growing concerns of privacy and racial bias.

Right now in San Francisco, the technology is used by police in the form of license plate readers and their public transit.

The department says the technology is more cost effective and more efficient.

Moving forward, the use of this technology in the city would need to be approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

The ban applies to city departments, not to personal, business or federal use.