ICO to step in after schools use facial recognition to speed up lunch queue

Publication Title
The Guardian
Publication/Creation Date
October 18 2021
Sally Weale (creator)
CRB Cunninghams (contributor)
Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) (contributor)
Silkie Carlo (contributor)
Big Brother Watch (contributor)
David Swanston (contributor)
Persuasive Intent

"The Information Commissioner’s Office is to intervene over 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."

HCI Platform
Relation to Body
Related Body Part
Marketing Keywords
CRB Cunninghams

Related Collections
COVID-19 Tech (2020-2022)
Date archived
October 25 2021
Last edited
October 25 2021
How to cite this entry
Sally Weale. (October 18 2021). "ICO to step in after schools use facial recognition to speed up lunch queue". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/5501