According to the NewEurope newspaper, “Sweden’s data protection authority has approved the use of facial recognition technology by the police, to help identify criminal suspects.”

“The new application of facial biometric screening will allow Swedish police to compare facial images from closed-circuit TV footage to an existing biometric database of over 40,000 pictures.”

“According to the Swedish authority, the processing and storage measures comply with Sweden’s Crime Data Act and the EU’s Data Protection Law Enforcement Directive (GDPR)”

Details from NewEurope.