The South Region of France awaits an opinion from the country's data protection authority, the CNIL, on its plans to install facial-recognition cameras at the entrances of two high schools, Politico reports. The regional body approved the plan in December 2018 to put the cameras in front of schools in Nice and Marseille. The technology will be provided by tech company Cisco. “The biometric profiles of each student who will have given their consent will be kept temporarily on a database inside the high school,” Cisco France Co-Innovation Lead Gaëtan Feige said. The CNIL plans to release its opinion in October.
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