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Regulators: Facial Recognition Concerns Abound

SOCIAL NETWORKING

June 10, 2011

Privacy concerns continue to surface in the wake of the announcement of Facebook's new facial recognition feature, with regulators being called upon to investigate. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is organizing an effort in the U.S. to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, Financial Times reports, while in Europe, the Article 29 Working Party, Irish DPA, UK Information Commissioner's Office and German DPA are among those raising concerns. "Again Facebook has changed its Privacy Declaration without the users' consent," said German Data Protection Commissioner Peter Schaar, adding, "I do not think that Facebook's action conforms to European and German data protection law."
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