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New York Temporarily Bans Facial Recognition Technology in Schools

On December 22, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law legislation that temporarily bans the use or purchase of facial recognition and other biometric identifying technology in public and private schools until at least July 1, 2022.

The legislation also directs the New York Commissioner of Education to conduct a study on whether this technology is appropriate for use in schools. In his press statement, Governor Cuomo indicated that the legislation comes after concerns were raised about potential risks to students, including issues surrounding misidentification by the technology as well as safety, security and privacy concerns.

Source: New York Temporarily Bans Facial Recognition Technology in Schools

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