Victory: Oakland City Council Votes to Ban Government Use of Face Surveillance | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Victory: Oakland City Council Votes to Ban Government Use of Face Surveillance

By Nathan Sheard

Earlier this week, Oakland’s City Council voted unanimously to ban local government use of face surveillance. The amendment to Oakland’s Surveillance and Community Safety Ordinance will make Oakland the third U.S. city to take this critical step toward protecting the safety, privacy, and civil liberties of its residents.

Local governments like those in San Francisco, CA; Somerville, MA; and now Oakland, CA are leading the way in proactively heading off the threat of this particularly pernicious form of surveillance...

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