Other cities — such as Boston, San Francisco and Oakland — have passed facial recognition regulations, but this one is the first to ban it for private users.
Facial recognition software has been criticized for being racially biased.
Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty said, "We are a pro-technology city. But what we've seen so far in practice with this technology, it just continues to exacerbate the overcriminalization of Black and Brown people in our community."
The new rules go into effect in January.