Portland plans to propose the strictest facial recognition ban in the country

“Big brother is watching. Facial recognition has been a breakthrough for law enforcement and private security, but there are many concerns about the increased use of this technology.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies

In terms of security, facial recognition has provided authorities and private businesses with many benefits since its inception. The downside, however, has been the increasing concern from citizens and lawmakers concerning privacy issues. Specifically, many are worried about the use of facial recognition and the tracking of their distinctive features by governments and private companies. As the federal government plods along on developing new privacy laws, some cities are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to facial recognition technology.

This five-minute read by Sean Captain for FastCompany highlights the major concerns, what Portland, OR, is proposing and how it may set a precedent for other states as the debate continues.

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