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News and information about the use of biometrics in schools, or for the purpose of collecting biometrics from students. These systems can range from time & attendance systems, access control systems or cafeteria point-of-sale systems.

Forcing children to use biometrics to prove their eligibility for the ‘Free School Meals’ program violates a legal restriction on…

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Affective computing draws Intel’s attention, prompts debate

Intel and edtech startup Classroom Technologies have developed a tool for integration with Zoom to let teachers know if their students…


NY State audit finds bidding for school facial recognition system was improper

An audit from the state of New York examining the bidding for implementing facial recognition in the Lockport City School…


Facial recognition planned for UK schools without Biometrics Commissioner consultation

UK Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner Fraser Sampson says he was not consulted over plans drafted by the Department for…


Consent legislation progresses in California; biometrics would be reined in

Two California privacy, bills both of which give citizens more rights over their biometric identifiers, are moving toward a vote….


Extended remote learning, biometrics concerns prompt protest against proctoring apps

The undergraduate student senate of the University of California – Davis has unanimously passed legislation “urging” faculty to swear off…


ACLU chapter wants answers on student-monitoring apps in NYC schools

New York human rights advocates have a lot of questions for New York City’s public schools, and they involve 500,000…


VisionLabs’ biometrics deployed at more than 60 universities, schools in Russia

VisionLabs has announced the deployment of its computer vision and biometrics capabilities in more than 60 educational institutions in Russia….


Mastercard partners on Brazilian student digital ID to support remote exams

Mastercard has launched a digital identity partnership to secure the legitimacy of academic examination results in Brazil. The partnership between Mastercard,…


Facial recognition in schools: systems deployed in Europe and the US amid privacy concerns

New facial recognition systems are being deployed across school campuses around the world, while others are being removed amidst privacy…

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