Celebrate facial privacy in the biggest masquerade party of the Summer!
Protest the proliferation of facial recognition cameras in public places by wearing a mask or a veil in all public places and in your cars.
Note that you must be able to see clearly while driving and that it is illegal to use a mask to commit a crime. Beyond that it is your right secured in the First Amendment.
For Detroiters the peak of the protest will be at the Board of Police Commissioners meeting starting at 6:30 PM at the Durfee Innovation Society, 2470 Collingwood Street, Detroit, MI 48206, USA
Since your face is your ID with this technology, it is illegal for anyone to deny you to
wear the mask at the meeting. The Michigan Open meetings act says, “A person shall not be required as a condition of attendance at a meeting of a public body to register or otherwise provide his or her name or other information or otherwise to fulfill a condition precedent to attendance.” http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-15-263
The Detroit City Charter says, “All meetings shall be held in accordance with the Michigan Open Meetings Act.”
Here’s a little background on this issue and the BOPC failing to provide adequate oversight:
Facial Privacy Day! Board of Police Commissioners Masquerade Event