biometric attendance tracking

Sweden’s First GDPR Fine Triggered by Facial Recognition in School

Sweden’s First GDPR Fine Triggered by Facial Recognition in School

A seemingly innocuous test of a biometric attendance tracking system has resulted in Sweden’s first GDPR fine. The fine of 200,000 Swedish Krona was applied by the Swedish Data Protection Authority, or DPA, to the municipality of Skellefteå after it had trialed an attendance tracking system based on facial recognition technology at the Anderstorp High…

Biometric Attendance Tracking Goes to School in Malaysia

Biometric Attendance Tracking Goes to School in Malaysia

“Five fingerprint readers were implemented in the school, and are being used to identify its 728 students as well as its 82 teachers.” Biometric student scanning has spread to Malaysia, with a secondary school in the town of Kota Tinggi using fingerprint readers to track attendance. As The Star Online reports, the SMK Bandar Tenggara’s…

New BioSec Venue Access Solution to Arrive in Q2 2019

New BioSec Venue Access Solution to Arrive in Q2 2019

“…the forthcoming solution will focus on establishing fast access lanes at fixed venues, with the capability of sharing registrants’ biometric data across locations so that individuals only need to register for the program once.” BioSec is developing a new biometric venue access system based on palm vein recognition technology, the company has announced. The as-yet-unnamed…