Jun 292019
 
 June 29, 2019  Posted by  Featured News, Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

WIVB reports some more good news in the pushback again facial recognition being used:

The New York State Education Department has blocked the testing of facial recognition software in Lockport schools.

This comes just weeks after the Lockport City School District was set to start testing the Aegis system. The superintendent says only certain people would be entered into the system such as suspended or expelled students and sex offenders.

In a statement Friday, the State Education Department says their staff has consistently told the district they shouldn’t use facial recognition technology, until the state is “satisfied that proper protocols and protections are in place.”

Read more on WIVB.

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