Facebook Stops Using Its Facial Recognition Tool In Europe
Facebook has been under investigation by the EU for the use of its
facial recognition tool, the investigation is still ongoing, but now it
would appear that the worlds largest social network has stopped using
the tool in the EU.
Facebook has stopped using the tool in Europe after it received
recommendations from Ireland’s Data protection Commissioner (DPC),
although the DPC did not ask for the feature to be removed completely.
The feature has now been turned off for all new users in the EU
signing up to Facebook and it will be removed from all existing users by
the 15th of October.
It isn’t clear as yet on whether Facebook intends to modify their
face recognition tool to use within the EU in the future, but the
regulators have recommended that users in the EU should have the option
to turn the feature off.