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Lockport City School District’s facial recognition technology now online

WHECTV
Updated: January 02, 2020 11:14 PM
Created: January 02, 2020 10:11 PM

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WHEC) — After months of delay and privacy concerns, the Lockport City School District’s facial recognition technology is online.

The issue has made national headlines.

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The software was covered by a state technology bond, but last year, state leaders took issue with how the technology would be used.

Parents and students also expressed privacy concerns.

The school made some adjustments to the initial program, like not storing images of students.

The district told our Buffalo affiliate it’s working with its local counsel to make sure all laws and regulations are followed.


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