On Facebook facial recognition (they ‘read’ your photo)

8 06 2011

Facebook facial recognition prompts EU privacy probe

Bloomberg reports that European Union data-protection regulators say they will investigate the photo-tagging feature. The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, which advises national data protection agencies that could then potentially establish punishments, will evaluate whether the feature breaks privacy rules, according to member Gerard Lommel’s comments to Bloomberg.

Facebook, which calls the feature “Tag Suggestions,” admitted it messed up at least a little bit, telling various news outlets “we should have been more clear with people during the roll-out process when this became available to them.” . . .  (more)




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