At its meeting last night, the Madison Common Council approved new restrictions on facial surveillance technology by city departments. The ban will allow the Madison Police Department to contintue using facial surveillance in a limited regard — including cases of human trafficking and internet crimes against children.
In passing the restrictions, Madison has joined a growing list of American cities limiting their use of the controversial technology.
For a nationwide look at the use of facial surveillance technology by police, WORT Producer Jonah Chester spoke with Jameson Spivack, a Policy Associate with the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown University.
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