Ban Facial Surveillance

Face surveillance is a threat to our civil liberties. This technology would turn our city streets into a constant suspect line-up, giving police or any city authority 24/7 access to trace our whereabouts, who we associate with, and how we go about our day. The technology also does not work, plagued by error rates as high as 98% and a pattern of misidentifying people of color, women, and transgender persons more frequently than white males.

What the initiative does:

  • Bans the City of Portland or any third-party contractor from using face surveillance technology;

  • Cannot be used as evidence;

  • Provides attorneys fees for complaints; and,

  • Pays a fine to injured residents.

    Learn more about work across the country: 

  • American Civil Liberties Union 

  • Fight for the Future

  • Electronic Privacy Information Center