Facebook Terminates Facial Recognition in Europe

Friday, September 21st, 2012
 
Facebook has suspended its facial-recognition tool for users in Europe, based on recommendations from the Data Protection Commission of Ireland (DPC). Although the office did not specifically call on Facebook to have the program completely removed, DPC Commissioner Billy Hawkes is delighted over Facebook’s move. The facial-recognition feature is already unavailable for all new users in the continent, while cu