'Biometrics' banned at all schools in New York


Andrew Cuomo of New York has signed a bill that temporarily bans the use of biometrics such as facial recognition in schools. Biometrics technology will be unavailable at all public and private schools in New York State until July 2022.

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On December 22, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed the ' A6787-D ' bill banning the use of biometric technology in schools and the ' S5140-B ' bill stipulating the duration of the A6787-D. These bills direct the state's school board to carry out research related to biometric technology, 'reaching July 1, 2022' and 'the school board will give permission.' The purchase and use of biometric technology at all schools in the state is prohibited until either condition is met.

Under this law, the State Information Technology Department will work with the State Department of Education to take into account feedback from teachers and parents, as well as school safety, security, data and privacy experts, as well as biometric data and more. We are planning to consider specific matters regarding the handling of.

Regarding the law, Governor Cuomo said, 'The law allows state education policy makers to take a step back and consult with experts on the question of what kind of biometric technology should be brought to schools in New York. The safety and security of children is extremely important to all parents, and the use of biometric technology should not be lightly decided. '

The official page of the state of New York said about the bill, 'There is a high misidentification rate of women, young people, colored races, etc., and there are concerns that issues related to the safety and security of biometric data will threaten student privacy. The bill was submitted by the New York Freedom and Human Rights Association regarding the approval of the use of facial recognition technology at a private school in Rockport City in November 2020. It has been pointed out that this may be a measure in response to the complaint filed in the month.

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