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Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest | Gujarat installs facial-recognition tech in 40K schools Related reading: Global News Roundup — Sept. 16–23, 2019

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The Hindu reports Gujarat, India, has added facial-recognition technology in 40,000 schools for attendance monitoring. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said the technology will be used to help limit teacher absenteeism and is likely to be installed with other government agencies soon to do the same for government employees. Teachers are concerned about the tech's privacy, but Education Secretary Vinod Rao denied that any data collection would be shared with other government agencies or third parties.
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