Say no to face surveillance in Springfield

Imagine: You're on your way to a protest, and you walk past a government surveillance camera. Without your knowledge, government software runs an image of your face through a computer program, automatically adding your name to a list of people attending the protest.

And it's not just you. Every person attending the protest that day is now on a secret government list.

This is just one danger of face surveillance technology: It gives the government unprecedented power to track who we are, where we go, what we do, and who we know.

The use of these technologies is particularly dangerous for women and people of color. Numerous studies have shown that face surveillance technologies are inherently racially biased, particularly against Black women.

In tech hubs from San Francisco to Somerville, the ACLU is fighting back – and we are winning.

We can't let this technology go unregulated. The City of Springfield should press pause on municipal use of face surveillance so that we can safeguard our civil liberties..

Add your name to join our fight against face surveillance in Springfield and the Commonwealth.

To Springfield City Councilors:

Face surveillance technology gives the government unprecedented power to track who we are, where we go, what we do, and who we know. The City of Springfield must pass a moratorium on municipal use of this dangerous technology so that we can safeguard our civil liberties.