By Patrick Reilly and Bernadette Hogan, April 12, 2023

New York City Council members have introduced two bills that would ban businesses and residential buildings from using facial recognition technology to identify customers or tenants without their consent.

Both bills are scheduled to be introduced at the City Council meeting on April 27 following a Committee on Technology meeting two days earlier.

A second bill, sponsored by Carlina Rivera, targets using the technology in residential buildings. If passed, it would make it “unlawful for an owner of a multiple dwelling to install, activate or use any biometric recognition technology that identifies tenants or the guest of a tenant.”

Pierina Ana Sanchez and Tiffany Cabán are also sponsoring the bill.

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