The French Data Protection Authority,  CNIL, has prohibited the use of facial recognition to control entry into a school as disproportionate saying that alternative less intrusive means are available, such as badge control.

Key takeaways:

  • Processing of biometric data is of particular sensitivity, justifying enhanced protection of individuals.
  • Facial recognition devices are particularly intrusive and

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 UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office has issued an opinion on the use of Live Facial Recognition technology by law enforcement.

Key takeaways:

  • The use of Live Facial Recognition (LFR) involves processing of personal data and therefore data protection law applies.
  • The use of LFR for law enforcement purposes constitutes “sensitive processing.”  As such, a Data

New York City lawmakers have proposed three bills that would regulate the use of facial-recognition software by business owners and landlords, The Wall Street Journal reports.

If passed, landlords and business owners would be required to:

  • register the technology with a public database
  • post signage stating the tech is being used

Landlords would also have

School Fined for Using Facial Recognition Technology to Take Attendance

The Swedish data protection authority fined a school SEK 200,000 (approximately 19,000 EUR) for using facial recognition technology to take attendance.

Key takeaways:

  • Biometric information is sensitive and special care must be taken when processing it.
  • Attendance can be taken by less invasive means.
  • Consent

“A loose coalition of privacy-minded digital rights groups and policymakers is crafting a strategy to rein in facial recognition technology in cities across the country. ”

“Three cities thus far have banned government use of the technology: San Francisco, Somerville, a suburb of Boston, and now Oakland. Using facial recognition bans in those cities as