Brazilian facial recognition ruling can set an important precedent for country-wide use

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Image courtesy Laís Martins Every day, nearly 5 million people use São Paulo’s metro system. Every one of their faces may have been recorded in a facial recognition system that has been in use since early 2020. In a March 23 decision, a São Paulo State court ordered the Metro company to stop using the technology. The Metro appealed the decision, claiming its monitoring system “rigorously obeys the General Law on Data Protection,” but the argument was rejected by the same court in mid-April. The decision is considered a win for a group of civil society entities who filed the public civil lawsui…

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