Accidentally, after prohibiting the use of face recognition technology in May, San Francisco made it illegal for city employees to use iPhones with Face ID. Last week, the city had to amend the law to make the use of iPhones legal.
San Francisco is not the only city that has discovered this problem with bans aimed at banning the indiscriminate use of street face recognition for public and corporate surveillance.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says it works with cities to help them deal with the problem.
The law allows law enforcement agencies to qualify for exceptions, but the important thing is that such use is now clear, says the ACLU. Previously, without the knowledge of city officials, the San Francisco Police Department used face-recognition tech.
The hope is that other cities will enact similar legislation without making it illegal for city officials to use iPhones inadvertently.