This morning, I chaired the Housing and Buildings committee regarding the dangers to privacy of Fobs and new electronic house keys that have the ability to track the movements of tenants. We see these systems in residential buildings all over the City—key fobs, key pads, or even facial recognition technology—taking the place of traditional mechanical keys.
While it is exciting to see the City’s housing stock come into the 21st century, improvements to residential buildings should always be made with the tenant in mind.
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NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36), Chair of the Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, released the following statement Wednesday after the Council passed a package of 17 bills aimed at protecting tenants and preventing landlords from forcing people out of their homes.
NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36), Chair of the Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, released the following statement in response to Mayor de Blasio’s announcement today that his administration will be seizing and transferring the ownership of additional privately-owned properties.