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State Senator From Santa Barbara Proposing Ban On Use Of Facial Recognition Software

A state senator from Santa Barbara is proposing a limited ban on the use of facial recognition technology by government agencies, so the impacts on privacy and civil liberies can be better assessed.

Democratic State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson is proposing a five year ban.  Her legislation also calls for a permanent restriction on biometric personal information being held in government databases without a person's consent.

Some California cities like San Francisco and Oakland have already moved to ban the use of the technology.