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Swedish Data Protection Agency approves police use of facial recognition to identify offenders

Thursday 24 October 2019 | 14:12 CET | News
The Swedish Data Protection Authority (DPA) said the police has asked it for prior advice concerning its plan to use facial recognition for comparison with its registry of around 50,000 mugshots stored since 2015, in order to help the force to identify offenders. The DPA says the police is justified in its interest in using face recognition and that the National Forensics Centre may use information in the way proposed. It said the police has taken reasonable steps to protect the data used.

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