Related News: Facebook agrees to delete European users’ facial recognition data

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Facebook Inc. has agreed to delete all the facial recognition data it has collected from European users and switch off the feature in Europe by Oct. 15.

The move follows a review of the facial recognition feature that prompts users to “tag” friends in photos uploaded to the service.

Ireland’s privacy regulator Billy Hawkes said Facebook would not turn it back on without agreeing with his office on “the most appropriate means of collecting user consent.”  He said Facebook was “sending a clear signal of its wish to demonstrate its commitment to best practice in data protection compliance.”

Source: Los Angeles Times