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AG Jepsen Calls for Meeting

SOCIAL NETWORKING—U.S.

June 17, 2011

A state attorney general has requested a meeting with Facebook officials to discuss the company's newly implemented facial recognition feature, The Wall Street Journal reports. Connecticut AG George Jepsen said in a statement that the "lack of an opt-in process for Facebook users is troubling because unknowing consumers may have their photos tagged and matched using facial recognition software without their express consent, potentially exposing them to unwelcome attention and loss of privacy." Jepsen joins regulators from around the globe who are voicing their concerns about the new option. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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