Anonymous Facial Recognition gets approved by Privacypodden – We would have said “Go!”

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The podcast Privacypodden has audited Indivds technology for anonymous facial recognition before the startup applies to be audited by the Swedish Data Protection Authority. The result of their audit is that they agree with the previous assessment by Baker McKenzie. 
– If it were up to us to decide we would have said: “Go!”, said the two lawyers and program managers Hanna Kjellman and Didrik Värmon, who are both known to be strong opponents to facial recognition.

Fredrik Hammargården, Co-Founder and Head of Commercialization, got a question at the beginning of the podcast about why Indivd chose to expose themselves in their podcast before the Data Protection Authorities audit.

– We have worked for several years and spent thousands of hours developing this unique and complicated technology. We have been assisted by leading experts, including IBM Security and the prominent and world-leading lawyers at Baker Mckenzie. During the past year, we have also prepared carefully to document and explain our offer, explains Fredrik Hammargården and continues:

– Now we feel ready to submit an application and ask the Swedish Data Protection Authority to audit us. Prior to that important and decisive step, we allowed Privacypodden to review our documentation and our previous assessment. We appreciate this as it gives us an opportunity to explain how it all works. We now feel that we have done everything in our power to be as thorough and transparent as possible before the Swedish Data Protection Authority´s audit.

For more information contact:

Fredrik Hammargården, Head of Commercialization, 004673 840 65 27, fredrik@indivd.com

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