Facebook Ends Photo Tagging in Europe

Facebook Ends Photo Tagging in Europe

POSTED: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 6:46am

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 6:47am

Facebook recently agreed to delete all its facial recognition data from European users -- because of privacy concerns.
Facebook said it would turn off the automatic tagging feature to existing users in Europe by today (Monday) -- and has already shut it off to new European users.
The move comes after a review of the feature -- which automatically suggests the names of people for tagging uploaded photos.
According to media reports, a Facebook official says the company plans to bring the tagging function back once it completely complies with European Union rules.

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