Swedish DPA issues first GDPR fine

The Swedish data protection authority, Datainspektionen, announced that it has issued its first fine for violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. A school in Skelleftea has been fined SEK 200,000 for mishandling personal information of students in a facial-recognition pilot program that tracks student attendance. The authority said the school did not obtain proper consent for its data collection and that the software was not a necessary tool for documenting attendance.
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