CASES, SANCTIONS AND CLAIMS
- France: First court decision applying the GDPR to facial recognition.
- The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office have opened a joint investigation into the personal information handling practices of Clearview AI Inc.
- The Hamburg DPA has issued an administrative order against Clearview AI for information regarding the biometric processing of personal data in its facial recognition software (full article available here).
- Swedish municipality fined for using facial recognition technology to monitor student attendance in school. This IAPP article provides more insight.
REPORTS AND ARTICLES FROM OTHER ORGANISATIONS
- In Sweden, the Police, who have previously performed a DPIA on the matter, can apply face recognition technology for crime prevention, but must limit the storage of data.
- NHS app paves the way for ‘immunity passports’ – Facial recognition has been added as a way of logging in to an NHS app that lets people order prescriptions, book appointments and find healthcare data.
- The New York Times: What Happens When Employers Can Read Your Facial Expressions?
ECHR Blog: López Ribalda and Others v. Spain – covert surveillance in the workplace: attenuating the protection of privacy for employees.
The New York Times: The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It – an investigation about Clearview AI, the face recognition app.
OFFICIAL GUIDELINES, REPORTS AND STATEMENTS
- Fundamental Rights Agency: Facial recognition technology: fundamental rights considerations in the context of law enforcement.
French CNIL: Facial recognition: for a debate living up to the challenges.
- U.S. Government Accountability Office: report on privacy and accuracy issues related to the commercial use of facial recognition technology.
- EDPS: Facial recognition: A solution in search of a problem?
French authorities ban facial recognition in schools.
- ICO Blog: Live facial recognition technology – police forces need to slow down and justify its use