NH Committee Advances Bill to Ban Facial ID Tech

New Hampshire’s House Executive Departments and Administration Committee voted today (2/13/20) to approve the advancement of a bill that would ban the state from utilizing facial recognition technology. HB1642 is a bi-partisan bill that prohibits New Hampshire as well as its counties, cities or towns from using any form of facial surveillance technology. It would render evidence collected using such technology illegal and allows for punishment of public employees who violate the ban. The law comes amid worldwide debate surrounding such technology’s use by governments and companies.