EPIC to Massachusetts Legislature: Ban Face Surveillance

November 23, 2021

EPIC Deputy Director Caitriona Fitzgerald is testifying today before the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary in support of “An Act to Regulate Face Surveillance.” The bill prohibits government agencies, with the exception of the Registry of Motor Vehicles, from acquiring or deploying their own face surveillance systems. “There is growing recognition that facial recognition technology simply is not ready for prime time and law enforcement should not be using it,” EPIC told the Committee. Maine and Virginia have both recently enacted state laws limiting government use of facial recognition technology.

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