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Swedish School Fined for Using Facial Recognition to Keep Track of Attendance

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A watchdog fined a Swedish local authority over $20,559 after it was caught trialing facial recognition technology to monitor the attendance of high-school students.

The school was running a pilot program that tracked 22 students over the course of three weeks, recording a pupil every time they entered a classroom.

The Swedish Data Protection Authority concluded that the program violated several articles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The high school board stated that they received the students’ and parents’ consent to use facial recognition for attendance control.

Curated from Business Insider

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