We support Mass. bills limiting biometric tracking tech

At our March 13th, 2019 IRC meeting, we endorsed two bills meant to limit face surveillance and other “at a distance” biometric tracking technology:

  • SD.671, sponsored by Senator Creem
  • H.1538, sponsored by Rep. Rogers

Both bills contain a ban on biometric surveillance technology without passing a bill to authorize it: “Absent express statutory authorization, it shall be unlawful for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any Massachusetts government official to acquire, possess, access, or use any biometric surveillance system, or acquire, possess, access, or use information derived from a biometric surveillance system operated by another entity.”

Both are supported by the ACLU and we will help with getting them passed in the Massachusetts General Court.

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