Facial (and gait, and...) recognition

Policy amendment pre-proposal:

Background: take a strong stance against biometrics’ contribution to mass surveillance.

Proposed text (probably best in Privacy):

Ban the use of facial recognition, gait recognition and similar biometric surveillance using closed circuit television footage or equivalent, other than in secure facilities or private residences with consent of all residents.


Parduss on Discord makes a good point too:

I think it’s more important to focus on the deleting of information, because your going to have to keep amending legislation each time a new tech comes out.
Or possibly how said info is stored in general, and how it can be accessed.

This meshes with an initiative that Andrew Yang has been pushing, which I would summarise as:

people own their biometric and behavioural data, so must consent to the use of it, be compensated, etc