France's data protection authority, the CNIL, has warned schools across the country to update their surveillance systems to ensure compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The CNIL had received 25 complaints in 2018 about school surveillance systems. An investigation conducted by the agency found students were continuously monitored throughout the day. While schools are allowed to film who has access to buildings and areas of circulation, the CNIL states continuous surveillance of other activities is excessive. The agency has asked the schools to reorient or remove cameras in order to remain GDPR compliant. (Original article is in French.)
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