[Politico] French privacy watchdog says facial recognition trial in high schools is illegal

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Though non-binding, the opinion hands a victory to digital rights groups, parents and teachers’ unions that opposed the experiment. […]

French digital rights group La Quadrature du Net, which led the charge against the high school trials and against facial recognition in France more broadly, applauded the decision.

The very principle of facial recognition could therefore be rejected: Too dangerous for our liberties, those automated systems should always be ruled out in the favor of human practices,” the group said. […]


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