Is facial recognition back in Europe? Regulators want answers from Facebook

By Elizabeth Gibson

Under pressure from European regulators, Facebook stopped using facial recognition in Europe last year and deleted existing data on European users. However, PC World and the Washington Post are reporting that the issue may be resurfacing.

Facebook released proposed changes to its privacy policy last week, and German regulators told PC World that they are concerned that the policy mentions facial recognition. For now, Irish regulators said they have confirmed with Facebook that the feature is still disabled in Europe.

Read more at PC World and the Washington Post


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