Chile: children asked for their biometrics data to obtain food rations in schools


The National Board of Scholarships and School Aid (Junaeb) in Chile was also heavily criticised for its use of facial recognition programmes to deliver meals at thirty schools in three cities across the country. After the Supreme Court requested in 2017 that the system must not be applied without the consent of the parents, in February 2019 it was the Council for Transparency that declared that: “The use of biometric identification systems to certify the delivery of food rations at schools inevitably involves the processing of information related to children and adolescents. Many of them are in vulnerable situations and as such they deserve even stricter protection of their personal data, as they may be less aware of the risks, consequences, guarantees and rights concerning the processing of that data."

Author: Diego Bastarrica

Publication: Fayer Wayer


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