New York Bans Facial Recognition In Schools

  • New York state banned the use of facial recognition technology in schools Wednesday, following a report that concluded the risks to student privacy and civil rights outweigh potential security benefits.
  • Education Commissioner Betty Rosa’s order leaves decisions on digital fingerprinting and other biometric technology up to local districts.
  • The state has had a moratorium on facial recognition since parents filed a court challenge to its adoption by an upstate district.
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