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San Francisco has banned government and police use of face surveillance technology

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  1. Algernon_Asimov (edited ) Link
    Does a city council have the legal power to enforce this ban? If a state or federal policing agency decided to set up cameras in San Francisco to conduct real-time surveillance of San Franciscans...

    Does a city council have the legal power to enforce this ban? If a state or federal policing agency decided to set up cameras in San Francisco to conduct real-time surveillance of San Franciscans and perform facial recognition on them, could the city council do anything to stop that?

    EDIT: This isn't a rhetorical or leading question. I really want to know if a city council can block state or federal police from surveilling its residents.

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    floppy Link
    Good, now there should also be legislation so that private companies can't abuse it either.

    Good, now there should also be legislation so that private companies can't abuse it either.

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    1. meghan Link Parent
      this right here. this feels like a PR move so that they can still get away with contracting it out

      this right here. this feels like a PR move so that they can still get away with contracting it out

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