Sep 022019
 September 2, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance, Youth & Schools

Liam Tung reports:

A municipality in the north of Sweden has been fined over its use of facial recognition technology to monitor student attendance. But the fine illustrates a part of Europe’s new privacy laws regarding the power of an organization gaining consent from the user.

The municipality of Skellefteå, a town located about 700km north of Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, was last week fined over a facial recognition test involving 22 students at the Anderstorps high school over three weeks in December 2018.

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