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.”

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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