Law enforcement is run on government contracts. If the government bans facial recognition technology in law enforcement then their conftracts won’t allow it and therefore the law enforcement agencies aren’t able to use it.
This isn’t a blanket ban on the technology, just a ban on law enforcement using it.
Live in New Zealand. Locked down hard and early, followed by a new lockdown in our biggest city every few months when a case sneaks through the quarantine at border, but largely things have been normal here the last 9 months.
Our vaccination programme has only really just started as we had no reason to rush approval of the vaccine. Currently doing high risk, the general population vaccination doesn’t start for another couple of months.
Other developed countries handle this fine. If someone is shit, you put them on a performance improvement plan, a formal step that shows the company is trying everything they can to up your performance and that also provides notice to the employee that they aren’t doing good enough. After a series of meetings over a period of time if the employee isn’t improving and the company can show they tried to bring them up to scratch then the employee can be let go. If you need to drop staff due to being overstaffed there are processes for this as well.
This is far different than the current US situation, where you can lose your job today because your boss doesn’t like your shoes.