Residents of nursing homes are allowed to walk around freely thanks to the open-door vision. Yet they are not supposed to just walk into all rooms. Theo Breurers developed a system based on facial recognition that warns when a resident enters or leaves certain rooms. The project seemed to be GDPR-proof, but ran up against privacy legislation.
The goal of offering people more freedom through new, innovative technology obviously justifies further action. In addition, the problem seems solvable if the authorities, in particular the Dutch Data Protection Authority, are willing to interpret the rules more broadly or at least allow experimentation.