AuthorTopic: Denver Activists Working to Put Facial Recognition Ban on the Ballot  (Read 289 times)

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DENVER, Colo. (Dec. 3, 2019) Ė Activists in Denver are working to get a complete ban on facial recognition technology in the city on the ballot in 2020. The growing movement to prohibit the use of facial recognition at the state and local levels could hinder the operation of a growing national facial recognition network.

Earlier this fall, Denver resident Connor Swatling introduced a ballot measure that would ban the Denver Police Department and any other city government entity from using facial recognition technology and data gathered with it for law enforcement purposes. The Denver Elections Commission approved the petition language earlier this month and activists can now begin gathering signatures. They will have until May 4 to collect 8,265 valid signatures from registered Denver voters in order to place the measure on the November 2020 ballot.

Swatling said he modeled his ordinance on a similar measure recently passed by Somerville, Massachusetts, City Council.
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