Victory! Boston Bans Government Use of Face Surveillance

Activist Post
Pub Date: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 08:08


The push to minimize the government’s power to track and spy on people with surveillance technology has picked up steam as the Black-led movement against racism and police brutality continues to push politicians to reconsider the role policing plays in our lives. Thanks to the tireless efforts of activists and organizations in Massachusetts and around the country, including EFF, this week Boston joins the ranks of cities that have banned government use of face surveillance.

Boston will become the in the United States to ban government use of face recognition technology. Last year, the state of California passed a on the use of FRT on police body-worn and hand-held cameras.