There is currently no regulation of face surveillance in Massachusetts. We need a moratorium on the use of biometric surveillance technologies by the government to protect privacy, free speech, and democracy.
S.1385/H.1538 would establish a moratorium on unregulated government use of face recognition and other biometric monitoring technologies, which can screen, identify, and surveil people from a distance without their awareness and without any privacy protections. We need robust debate and strong regulation to safeguard our most basic liberties and keep us free from dystopian government surveillance. Until then, we should press pause on government use of these intrusive technologies.