Face recognition in schools normalizes surveillance — and threatens kids’ privacy

In conversation with my teenage daughter last week, I pointed out a news report which flagged concerns over the use of facial recognition technologies in several school canteens in North Ayrshire, Scotland. Nine schools in the area recently launched this practice as a means to take payment for lunches more quickly and minimize COVID risk, though they’ve since paused rolling out the technology. Privacy fears as schools use facial recognition to speed up lunch queue https://t.co/E2AbdQZZ2f — Guardian Education (@GuardianEdu) October 18, 2021 When I asked my daughter if she would have any concerns about the use of facial recognition…

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