This is something we wrote about earlier and has been a concern. The Lockport Central School District of NY had installed an “AEGIS facial recognition system” consisting of cameras placed throughout schools in the District. They claimed that the system would be used to identify sex offenders and other “unauthorized” people.

Advocacy groups and civil rights organizations pushed back and finally the Governor agreed to impose a moratorium on the use of the technology until July of 2022 so that its use can be studied before just putting it out there. “Facial recognition technology could provide a host of benefits to New Yorkers, but its use brings up serious and legitimate privacy concerns that we have to examine, especially in schools,” Governor Cuomo said.

Thanks to those of you who voiced your concerns and helped get this tabled.


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