Is Facebook Facial Recognition Stirring up Trouble?


Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has updated its legal documents recently, and German regulators are not very happy. The new documents have wording on the company’s facial recognition technology reports PC World.

Johannes Caspar, the  Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information said that, “It is astonishing to find the facial recognition again in the new proposed privacy policy that Facebook published yesterday. We therefore have directly tried to contact officials from Facebook to find out if there is really a change in their data protection policy or if it is just a mistake of translation.”

This is a big deal in Europe because of Germany’s laws against facial recognition technology. Regulators actually brought proceedings against the company last summer.