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Privacy fears as schools use facial recognition to speed up lunch queue

Monday 18th October 2021

Nine schools in North Ayrshire begin using technology to take payments, with others in UK expected to follow

Privacy campaigners have raised concerns about the use of facial recognition technology on pupils queueing for lunch in school canteens in the UK.

Nine schools in North Ayrshire began taking payments for school lunches this week by scanning the faces of their pupils, according to a report in the Financial Times. More schools are expected to follow.

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