The California State Assembly this week followed the State Senate, and passed the Body Camera Accountability Act. The bill now goes to Governor Newsom for his signature. The law, if passed, becomes effective in January.
Note that the law not only prohibits the use of facial recognition software in police body cameras, it also bars downloading the body cam footage for FRS analysis; Federal law enforcement use is exempt. The moratorium expires in three years.
Readers who are not familiar with this story are advised to read our previous coverage:
Bill Imposing a Moratorium upon the use of Facial Recognition Technology in Police Bodycams passes the California Senate, September 12, 2019.