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‘Intrusive!’ Huge row erupts over facial recognition in SCHOOLS as tsar rages against move

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The use of facial recognition in schools has so far been muted, with concerns being raised about the use of the technology by the Information Commissioners Office.

In October, nine schools in North Ayrshire began taking payments for school lunches using facial recognition to scan pupils’ faces.

The schools said at the time that the new system would speed up lunch queues and was more Covid-secure – though coronavirus has been found to have minimal transference on surfaces.

Reports at the time said that around 97 percent of the pupils or their parents had given consent for the new system to be used. Use of the technology at the schools was paused following inquiries from the ICO.



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