Swedish Privacy Authority finds Police unlawfully used facial recognition app.February 2021
The Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection (IMY) launched an investigation when reports appeared in the media that the Swedish Police Authority had used a facial recognition app.
A fine of SEK 2,500,000 (Approx. €250,000.00) was imposed and the police must conduct further training and education of employees to ensure that personal data is not processed in breach of data protection rules and regulations.
The IMY found that the police had not satisfied its obligations as a data controller with regards to the use of Clearview AI and that they failed to demonstrate that the processing of data was in line with the Criminal Data Act.
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By Eilish Larkin