We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

Analysis

SF Picks Side Of Privacy With Ban On Facial Recognition Tech

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 9:50 PM EDT) -- The debate over facial recognition is heating up as San Francisco prepares to enact the nation's first ban on the controversial technology, with privacy advocates praising the step and others warning against too harshly limiting a useful tool for guarding public safety.

Activists say the ban is needed to protect San Franciscans from a technology that threatens people of color and extends the reach of government surveillance, pointing to research showing it's less accurate at identifying people with darker skin and women.

But some attorneys told Law360 that regulation, not prohibition, would better balance facial recognition's privacy and accuracy issues while...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS