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Soccer Team In Denmark Is Using Facial Recognition to Stop Unruly Fans

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Brondby Stadium is the site of one of Europe's first large-scale, private facial recognition systems.

Brondby Stadium in Denmark is using facial recognition to identify people on its blacklist for being troublemakers.

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Brondby Stadium, on the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark, is using one of Europe's first large-scale private facial recognition systems to catch those who have been banned from the stadium as troublemakers.

Pictures of those on a watchlist are entered into the system on game day and are deleted at the end of the day.

The system is not connected to the Internet, and there is a crosscheck to avoid false positives.

Said local resident Martin Lund, “I think it's great! "

On the other hand Jesper Lund of watchdog group the IT-Political Association of Denmark, said, "Using this very invasive and error-prone technology for something like making sure that persons on a banned list cannot go to a football match is really not proportionate."

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