body cameras

California Legislature Passes Three-Year Ban on Facial Recognition Use with Police Body Cameras

Last week, the California State Assembly passed a bill that would bar any law enforcement agency in the state from using facial recognition technology in conjunction with body cameras for a period of three years. The bill, passed by a … Read more »

San Francisco Moves to Prohibit Government Use of Facial Recognition and Limit Surveillance Technology

According to a new piece by The Atlantic, San Francisco legislators are moving ahead with a bill that would prohibit city government agencies from using facial recognition technology. While the draft legislation, known as the ‚ÄúStop Secret Surveillance … Read more »

Unchecked Facial Recognition Programs Could Severely Erode Privacy When Coupled with Police Body Cameras

UPDATE: In an announcement last week, Taser launched a broad, ambitious promotional campaign to equip local law enforcement around the country with body cameras by providing free body cameras to any police department interested in acquiring them. The promotion, concurrent with the unveiling of … Read more »

Could the Police Body Camera Trend Propagate Into Something Much Larger?

Rachel Levinson-Waldman of the Brennan Center for Justice weaves a precautionary tale on the slippery slope of mission creep arising from the use of body cameras in police departments across the country here.

Her analysis of similar technological interventions … Read more »

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