The program falsely identified 26 lawmakers as criminals, the ACLU said.
"This experiment reinforces" the fact that face recognition software is not ready for primetime – let alone for use in body cameras worn by law enforcement agencies, "said Assembly Member Phil Ting, whose photograph is a counterpart to a prime minister In the Declaration of the ACLU.
However, the ACLU is concerned because the technology is biased and inaccurate, especially among women and people of color
Together with the ACLU, Ting AB 1
"I saw innocent Californians exposed to constant police rendition for mismatches," Ting said. "We can not permit that."
"Face-recognizable police body cameras would be a disaster for communities and their civil rights, regardless of the accuracy of the technology," he told Matt Cagle, lawyer for technology and civil liberties, ACLU in Northern California ,
"Even if this technology were accurate, which is not the case, face-tracking cameras would be a source of massive damage to California's civil rights."
Others say that technology is a "necessary tool"
Some law enforcement agencies disagree, claiming that the bill would compromise officials' ability. During a hearing of the Senate Public Security Committee in June, the Riverside Sheriffs & # 39; Association said the technology would help attract events that attract a large crowd like the Coachella Music and Arts Festival and the Rose Bowl to provide the best available security.
John Beverly Hills Mayor John Mirisch reiterates these feelings in a letter he wrote to Ting in June expressing his opposition. He said the technology will help manage events that attract high-profile entertainers such as The Golden Globes.
Other States Have Prohibited It
AB 1215 was first introduced in February and approved by the California Assembly in May. According to ACLU to be voted on in the coming weeks in the California Senate.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story has misclassified the timetable for approval of the bill. The article has been updated to state that the Bill was approved by the California Assembly in May.
Rachel Metz of CNN contributed to this report.