New Senate Bill Would Place Moratorium on Federal Use of Facial Recognition

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New Senate Bill Would Place Moratorium on Federal Use of Facial Recognition

New Senate Bill Would Place Moratorium on Federal Use of Facial Recognition

Two Democratic senators want to temporarily pause the government’s use of facial recognition technology while a commission develops regulations.

A pair of Democratic senators have introduced legislation to temporarily pause the federal government’s use and purchase of facial recognition technology until Congress passes regulations.

Sens. Cory Booker (N.J.) and Jeff Merkley (Ore.)announced the move on Wednesday, reflecting a growing movement to regulate and even ban the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement, government agencies like Customs and Border Protection and private corporations.

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