The City of Portland has passed legislation that bans government AND private use of facial recognition, becoming the strongest ban nationally enforced by local lawmakers. The ban, part of the governments broader efforts to craft policy for emerging technologies and their adverse impacts, is far beyond bans in cities like San Francisco and Oakland.
Why do we care?
I talk about the intersection of tech and politics exactly here – without societal guidelines, the tech can spin out of control. Waiting for the market to completely solve it is not viable – nor something that governments are willing to do.
And if you think you can sit on the sidelines, remember, the laws get written by those who show up, but are felt by everyone.
Source: Geek Wire