Russian students and teachers to “recognize the face” is not butalnital Solovyov | 25.06.2020
The state Corporation “rostec” has denied the appeared on the market and in the media about the delivery technologies of face recognition in the Russian educational institutions. A pilot project in which
video surveillance systems equipped with 1.6 thousand local schools, the presence detection is not assumed, and the decision on its replication on the entire territory of Russia yet was not.
The information that all Russian schools will be equipped with systems of video surveillance with face detection, appeared in the middle of June, and caused extensive discussion. As reported
Media, citing informed sources in the Corporation, such systems have already received the 1608 schools in 12 Russian regions. They will be installed in school buildings, on stairs and
the perimeter of the building for surveillance that will provide safety, finding outsiders, not included in the list of those eligible to be on the school grounds, abandoned object detection, or fire,
will help parents to track the attendance of students to lessons and even establishing accounting staff time.
The project was called the subsidiary “Rosteh” – national centre for information (NCI), a developer of video surveillance systems for the purchase of the company “Elvis of Neotek”. According to information
presented in the media, citing a source in the NCI, customers of the installation of such systems in schools become regional education departments. Information about their purchase is on the site of public procurement,
was informed of the publication, and the total amount of outstanding contracts exceeds RUB 2 billion.
Recalling the words of the representative of the company “Elvis of Neotek” Eugene Lapteva, it was specified that the company has already put 28 thousand cameras, each of which was worth about 10 thousand rubles., and in order to
be equipped with a video surveillance system school, you need about 20 cameras. All elements of the surveillance system connected to the system Orwell with integrated a face recognition module NtechLab.
Separately, it was stressed that the biometric data of pupils, teachers and other school employees entered into the database only with their consent to the processing and stored locally. All equip
such systems that support face recognition Ministry of education of the Russian Federation plans to more than 43 thousand educational institutions of the country in the period to 2024 within the framework of the Federal project “Digital
educational environment”, which is part of the national project “Education”.
National center of Informatization – that the words of his representative referred to the media in their materials – this information was denied. In a statement, the NCI posted interested media,
they say that the company really participated in the pilot project for the supply of video surveillance systems in Russian schools. However, specifications for these systems are of use
the face detection is not assumed, and this is reflected in the auction documentation. The Agency works exclusively in the domestic legislation, the rules of which prohibit
conduct surveillance of citizens and to personal data processing without the consent of the owner. Decisions about the dissemination of the pilot project to all schools in the country have not yet adopted,
therefore, any contracts for the supply of video equipment in 43 thousand schools the company has also not concluded, and I quote the message of NCI publications.
It is worth noting that KG rostec takes part in the project on development and modernization of ICT infrastructure of educational institutions by 2019.
As reported at the KG “rostec”
a comprehensive system of control and accounting of access NtechLab, which includes facial recognition and thermal imaging, the Registrar, the Corporation, among other developments presented in the form
presentation to the Ministry of education of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of science and higher education of the Russian Federation in the beginning of April this year. It was designed to help schools to cope with the challenges of a pandemic of mers
allowing in real time to determine the incoming to the building and refuse access to outsiders, and automatically record the temperature of the body so as not to miss school persons with
signs of diseases.
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