Regulators probe Facebook’s facial recognition

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Series Details 10.6.11
Publication Date 10/06/2011
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Article reported that a number of European privacy regulators were investigating Facebook’s facial recognition feature in June 2011 amid mounting concern about the technology, which attempts to identify people in photos uploaded to the website.

The social networking site had come under fire from the German, UK and Irish authorities for introducing the feature without permission from users.

The issue was to be discussed in a meeting of the European privacy regulators who form the Article 29 Working Party, an advisory group to the European Commission.

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ESO: Background information: EU privacy regulators eye online social networks
European Commission: DG Justice: Policies: Data protection
European Commission: DG Justice: Policies: Data protection: Art.29 Data Protection Working Party
Deutsche Welle, 9.6.11: Facebook facial recognition raises eyebrows in Germany, EU,,15144128,00.html

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