Aug 282019
 
 August 28, 2019  Posted by  Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance, Youth & Schools

Akshaya Asokan reports:

Sweden’s Data Protection Authority has issued its first fine for violations of the European Union’s General Data Protection regulation after a school launched a facial recognition pilot program to track students’ attendance without proper consent.

The country’s privacy authority issued a fine of 200,000 Swedish Krona ($20,700) to the municipality where the unnamed school is located for violating several of the privacy and biometrics provisions of GDPR, according to the European Data Protection Board.

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