German Regulators Target Facebook Facial Recognition

Change in terms of service worry the privacy regulators


Facebook proposed changes to two of its most important legal documents Thursday, and new language on how the networking site deals with facial recognition technology has already raised some eyebrows — including those of a German privacy regulator, according to a report from PC World .

The social network had previously run into some resistance from European regulators who wanted it to be more explicit about how it uses such technology. Following recommendations from the Irish Data Protection Commission, the company then deleted all facial recognition data from European users from its servers.