A controversial facial recognition technology is being trialled in Australian schools.
Instead of using a traditional role call method, five schools will see students scan their faces to mark themselves present for the day.
Ballarat Clarendon College in Victoria has already started using the new system which was introduced by Melbourne start-up LoopLearn.
Experts have raised concerns over whether the information will be kept private.
Students will scan their face into the system which will then send the information to an app which can be used on the teacher’s phone.
‘We’re really sleep walking into a surveillance society,’ Mr O’Gorman told Nine News.
‘Who’s going to get this data what are they going to to do with it because data is now regarded as the new oil.’