Brazil: Judiciary in São Paulo prohibits Metro from using facial recognition systems

"There is a possibility that the fundamental rights of citizens will be affected by the implementation of the system," the judge said. Metro can appeal the injunction decision.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a notable decision, the São Paulo Court of Justice issued an injunction prohibiting the São Paulo Metropolitan Company (Metro) from using the facial recognition system in its train stations.

According to the decision of the judge of the 6th Financial Court of São Paulo, Cynthia Thome, the company is not allowed to operate the system to collect and process biometric data of users in its stations. It is the subject of an appeal.

According to the decision, Metro did not provide information about the actual purpose of the system, which is in . . .

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