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Why you should be worried about facial-recognition technology

Posted: September 7, 2012 |   Comments

It could be time for you to start worrying about what Facebook might be doing with the identity information collected on you and "tagged" photos.

The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Germany has announced legal action against the company and charged that Facebook's use of facial-recognition technology is illegal.

If the social network doesn't do this by Sept. 4, the FGCO will sue. Earlier this month, Norway also announced that it is looking into the legality of the social network's use of face-matching technology.In addition, the Federation of German Consumer Organizations is ordering Facebook to stop giving third-party applications users' data without their consent.

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