State lawmakers learning facial recognition expertise expressed issues about scholar privateness when the tech is utilized in colleges. Montana Public Radio reported on at the very least one case of the expertise being utilized in a college district, prompting lawmakers to satisfy.
The state Economic Affairs Interim Committee Monday met with a college district that is utilizing facial recognition expertise, and main public college associations and companies.
Kris Goss, Director of Coverage Providers for the Montana College Board Affiliation instructed lawmakers that there aren’t particular legal guidelines that information facial recognition in colleges, however firms should observe extra normal privateness insurance policies outlined in state and federal legal guidelines.
“Compliance means enterprise. And I believe this difficulty of scholar privateness is on the minds of all of us who advise college districts on a authorized foundation,” Goss stated.
Democratic Home Rep. Katie Sullivan identified the safety trade-off this sort of expertise requires.
“We get that this expertise is helpful for security, proper? On the similar time, there’s a security side the place the youngsters’ knowledge is being utilized by an organization. Proper? And who’s that? And are they being acceptable?”
Committee Chair Senator Kenneth Bogner says members will probably be introducing particular person laws about this expertise within the upcoming session.