The Swedish Data Protection Authority (DPA) is a public authority. Our task is to protect the individual's privacy in the information society. The DPA works to prevent encroachment upon privacy through information and by issuing directives and codes of statutes. The DPA also handles complaints and carries out inspections. By examining government bills the DPA ensures that new laws and ordinances protect personal data in an adequate manner.
Facial recognition in school renders Sweden's first GDPR fine
The Swedish DPA has fined a municipality 200 000 SEK (approximately 20 000 euros) for using facial recognition technology to monitor the attendance of students in school.
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