A bill banning the use of facial-recognition technology in New York schools for a year has advanced to the state Assembly’s Standing Committee on Ways and Means, Government Technology reports. Legislators believe the state's Department of Education should study the technology more closely before implementing it in schools. "This issue needs to be explored further as we seek to balance safety and privacy of our schoolchildren, especially in respect to these new and emerging technologies to avoid issues of bias and serious concerns regarding data storage," Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s, D-N.Y., spokesman Don Kaplan said in a statement. This comes on the heels of New York's Lockport City School District announcing the use of facial-recognition technology in schools beginning in September.
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