Bloomberg Law – City Council Member Shahana Hanif is spearheading the proposal that would make it “unlawful” for places of public accommodation like MSG to use any biometric recognition technology to identify customers. Council Member Jennifer Gutiérrez is also sponsoring the measure.

“My experience as a Muslim New Yorker raised in the post 9/11 era of Muslim surveillance has forced me to be attuned to how excessive surveillance and invasive technology can be used to discriminate against Black and brown New Yorkers,” Hanif wrote in a statement to Bloomberg Law [Read More].