Baltimore Prohibits Private-Sector Practice of Facial Recognition Technology

    On September 8, 2021, Baltimore enacted the “Surveillance Technology in Baltimore” ordinance, which regulates and prohibits “Baltimore City government from purchasing or obtaining certain face surveillance technology…from contracting or subcontracting with another for the purpose of face surveillance technology…prohibits any person in Baltimore City from obtaining, retaining, accessing, or using certain face surveillance technology or any information obtained from certain face surveillance technology.”

    Baltimore follows Portland, Oregon, and New York City with this regulation.

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