May 302019
 
 May 30, 2019  Posted by  Featured News, Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Dalvin Brown reports:

Facial recognition has enrolled in school.

On Monday, a New York school district became one of the first in the U.S. to roll out facial recognition technology on campus using its students’ faces as an added layer of security. The system of cameras can also be used to identify guns or flagged persons, such as expelled students and sex offenders, according to the school district.

The Lockport City School District will pilot its Aegis system over the summer and will expand the technology to each of its eight schools before classes resume in the fall.

Read more on USA Today.

Education Week reports: District’s Plan to Use Facial Recognition Tech for Safety Raises Big Privacy Concerns. 

And significantly, State Education officials want Lockport Schools to delay facial recognition testing.

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