Results for - Facial Recognition to keep track of student attendance in Sweden's high-school!
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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?
2. In your opinion, is it a good technology to use in high-schools to keep track of students?
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?
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)?