New York Lawsuit Over School Facial Recognition Use Grows

Government Technology: New York Civil Liberties Union has added two more Lockport parents to its lawsuit seeking to overturn a decision by the New York State Education Department that allowed Lockport City School District to activate its facial recognition surveillance system.

In its late June suit filing, the civil liberties union argued that Lockport's system, powered by the Aegis software suite, violates state education privacy laws by making use of student data. The suit contends that the state education department erred in claiming, in a November 2019 letter, that the system doesn't use student data.

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