Privacy

No Face Surveillance in Brookline

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Government use of face surveillance technology chills free speech, threatens residents’ privacy, and amplifies historical bias in our criminal system.

Let the Select Board know, it’s time to ban government use of face surveillance technology in Brookline.

Law enforcement's use of face surveillance poses a profound threat to personal privacy, political and religious expression, and the fundamental freedom to go about our lives without having our movements and associations covertly monitored and analyzed.

Face surveillance technology can be used for identifying or verifying the identity of an individual using photos or videos. The government can even conduct dragnet, real-time face surveillance of entire neighborhoods. Face surveillance technology is also prone to error, implicating people for crimes they haven’t committed.

Speak up to protect your privacy rights, and support a ban on the Brookline government’s use of face surveillance.

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To: bgreene@brooklinema.gov, bfranco@brooklinema.gov, nheller@booklinema.gov, hhamilton@brooklinema.gov, rfernandez@brooklinema.gov Subject: I Support the Warrant Article banning face surveillance in Brookline. Dear Members of the Select Board, I am writing to urge you to support the proposed Article banning government use of face recognition technology in Brookline. Brookline residents wouldn't support a Warrant Article requiring every resident to wear a visible identification badge. And, we definitely don't support being covertly monitored as we move through our town to attend prayer, visit doctors, or spend time with loved ones. I ask you to stand with your neighbors and support the Warrant Article banning government use of face surveillance in Brookline. Sincerely,
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