"San Francisco in the united states are moving to ban local authorities to use the technology for facial recognition in security cameras."
"More cities in the country, against similar bans, but critics think that it is enough with a temporary stop."
"the Ban was voted through by the numbers 8-1, in the city's legislative council. The bill must, however, be adopted a second time for to take effect, and then signed by the mayor, London Breed, writes the San Francisco Chronicle. But, if this eventually occurs, the town becomes the first in the united states as the face of a ban."
" this is, in fact, to say that we can have security without being a säkerhetsstat. We can have good surveillance without having to be a police state, " says lokalpolitikern Aaron Peskin, who wrote the bill, according to the newspaper."
"– some of this is about building trust among the public, " says Peskin."
"not being Used by the police."
"the Proposal does not include the airport and port of which are under federal legislation. Worth noting in this context is that the city's police department says it is not yet using facial recognition software."
"Catherine Stefani, who was the one who voted no, said that she worried that a complete ban can prevent the city's law enforcement authorities from gaining access to a potentially useful tool. Also the local organization Stop Crime SF (on the Swedish Stop crime in San Francisco) is critical, and we think it would have been with a temporary stop."
"the San Francisco Chronicle writes that more cities in the united states is considering a similar ban, including Oakland, which, like San Francisco is in California, and Somerville in the state of Massachusetts."
"face detection Technology is used in several parts of the world, including in China. Japan announced last year that the technology to be used at the olympic games in the country next year to reduce the queues at the security checks."
"Technology to automatically identify or verify a person from a digital image of the person's face."
"A common approach is to make use of selected facial features from an image, which is then compared with pictures of faces in a database."
"The data used is counted as biometric data. In Sweden the processing of biometric data is prohibited, unless there is a legal basis".
"Source: the Swedish data Inspection board."