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German Data Commissioner Reopens Facebook Facial Recognition Enquiry

   
2:34 pm on Aug 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

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German Data Commissioner Reopens Facebook Facial Recognition Enquiry [nytimes.com]
Data protection officials in Germany reopened an investigation into Facebook’s facial recognition technology Wednesday, saying the social networking giant was illegally compiling a vast photo database of users without their consent.

The data protection commissioner in Hamburg, Johannes Caspar, said he had reopened his investigation, which he had suspended in June, after repeated attempts to persuade Facebook to change its policies had failed.

“We have no other option but to reopen our investigation,” Mr. Caspar said in an interview. “We have met repeatedly with Facebook but have not been able to get their cooperation on this issue, which has grave implications for personal data.”

 

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