Montana lawmakers mull limiting use of facial recognition
Some Montana lawmakers said they want to strike a balance between assisting law enforcement and protecting privacy.
Massachusetts to stop using facial recognition in identity verification
“We’re not a biometric company,” said ID.me's Pete Eskew after Massachusetts' unemployment agency said it will stop using facial recognition.
New Orleans mayor wants to overturn facial recognition ban
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said she wants police to have access to facial recognition systems, one year after a ban was implemented.
Judge tosses lawsuit over New York school district's facial-recognition plan
A judge ruled that a December 2020 law suspending the use of facial recognition in schools rendered moot a case seeking stop a Buffalo-area district from using the controversial surveillance tech.
King County, Washington, bans facial recognition
The county, which includes Seattle, became the first county government to institute an outright ban on the controversial surveillance technology.
Hawaii adds facial recognition to COVID-19 airport screening
Travelers whose body temperatures set off thermal cameras at the state's airports will have their pictures taken so they can be pulled aside for further screening.
Amid backlash, Worcester, Mass., approves predictive-crime software
Worcester officials approved the use of software that uses automated data analysis to direct when and where police patrols visit certain neighborhoods.
NYPD lacks 'serious engagement' with surveillance tech disclosure law
Critics said the New York Police Department took a "lazy copy-and-paste approach" to a new law requiring it to disclose its surveillance technologies.
Utah bill called solid 'first step' toward facial recognition policy
The bill would require state agencies to file written requests before using facial recognition, though privacy advocates said the law could go further.