First GDPR Facial Recognition Fine For Sweden School

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First GDPR Facial Recognition Fine For Sweden School

Post by Ilker - Comfort Zone » Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:24 pm

A school in Sweden has been fined $20,000 for using facial recognition to keep attendance in what is Sweden's first GDPR fine. Notably, the fine is also the EU's first GDPR fine for facial recognition, adding some clarity to use of the technology in the GDPR era.

Not so surprisingly, the Swedish DPA found that the program violated several GDPR articles — the EU’s new robust privacy regulation. The school failed to consult the Swedish DPA before launching its program and didn’t do a proper impact assessment.

The school maintains it had its students’ consent, but the DPA found there was no valid legal basis for this as there’s a “clear imbalance between the data subject and the controller.”

https://thenextweb.com/eu/2019/08/27/fa ... gdpr-fine/

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