Facebook faces new facial recognition research in Germany
The German authorities reopened the investigation into the Facial Recognition system for Facebook. The existence of this system implies that the social network built a database of biometric profiles of all network members, information that was processed without the consent of users.
Facebook had agreed to suspend the service in July while negotiating with regulators, however, the talks reached a deadlock and the formal investigation of the case be reopened. The result can be a fine for Facebook, or could force the social network to make changes to this system if you lose.
Germany is particularly strict laws regarding personal data, which has led to many conflicts with Facebook and other Web services.
Link: Facebook faces new investigation over privacy Facial Recognition (Telegraph)Tags: biometric profile, face, Facebook, Facial Recognition, Germany, Privacy