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What You Need to Know About New York’s Temporary Ban on Facial Recognition in Schools

School Facial Rec

Last year, New York State placed a moratorium on the purchase or use of any “biometric identifying technology” in a New York school until at least July 2022. This means no school can purchase or use this technology. If you think your school is violating the new law, please contact us at

The law also requires the New York State Department of Information Technology Services to conduct a study in partnership with the New York State Education Department on whether and under what conditions such technologies, including facial recognition technology, should ever be used in schools.

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