Sweden’s First GDPR Fine Goes to a High School Piloting Facial Recognition Attendance

A school in northern Sweden experimented with facial recognition as a system to document student attendance, and the Swedish Data Protection Authority (DPA) fined the municipality 200,000 SEK (about $20,699) for violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It’s the first time the country has been fined for violating the digital privacy violation, which began enforcement in May of last year.

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