Updated: Oct 14, 2020
On June 25, Senators Edward Markey and Jeff Merkley, along with Representatives Pramila Jayapal and Ayanna Pressley announced the "Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act," a piece of legislation that would curtail law enforcement's use of facial recognition and biometric technology. LGBT Tech supports the "Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act" as necessary to protecting minorities like the LGBTQ+ community and communities of color. Read the full press release from Senator Markey's office to see what LGBT Tech's Deputy Director & General Counsel Carlos Gutierrez has to say about the impact of facial recognition and biometric technology on LGBTQ+ communities.
Momentum Builds for Markey-Merkley-Jayapal-Pressley Legislation to Ban Government Use of Facial Recognition, Other Biometric Technologies
Coalition of endorsing organizations and Congressional co-sponsors grows for “Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act”