Results for - Facial Recognition to keep track of student attendance in Sweden's high-school!

3,018 voters participated in this survey

The Swedish Data Protection Authority (DPA) fined the Skelleftea municipality 200,000 Swedish Krona (£16,800, $20,700) for flouting a privacy law. A watchdog has penalised a local authority for trialling facial recognition on high-school students in Sweden to keep track of attendance. The trial involved tracking 22 students over three weeks and detecting when each pupil entered a classroom.

1. Have you heard about "Facial Recognition" technology?

Yes
75%
2,311 votes
No
25%
789 votes

2. In your opinion, is it a good technology to use in high-schools to keep track of students?

Yes
36%
1,127 votes
No
27%
849 votes
Undecided
36%
1,124 votes

3. The local authority told Swedish state broadcaster SVT Nyheter in February that teachers had been spending 17,000 hours a year reporting attendance, and the authority had decided to see whether facial-recognition technology could speed up the process. Do you think using this technology violates data privacy policies?

Yes
32%
985 votes
No
33%
1,010 votes
Undecided
36%
1,105 votes

4. Do you think that using this technology in high-schools in USA can help in managing/reducing high-school gun shootings (as they can keep track of the students who exit the classroom)?

Yes
39%
1,195 votes
No
24%
759 votes
Undecided
37%
1,146 votes
08/29/2019 Technology 3018 49 By: Tellwut

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