Feb 20, 2020

A Minnesota Legislature committee has followed the lead of a few other states and cities by starting to consider oversight of facial recognition software, reports MinnPost. This so-called “draft of legislation,” which focuses on the regulation of government and business use of this technology rather than bans or moratoriums, includes the following provisions: policies in writing for law enforcement use of this software, documentation of how frequently facial data is used and shared, and a prohibition on police striking deals with private companies to access their data. Another article on this topic, released 10 days later, asserts that this legislation is not likely to become law in Minnesota anytime soon.