Here’s a number – 2,000. That’s how many donors we need this fall to stay on track. Can we count on you?
Germany asks Facebook to back off
A German regulator has asked Facebook to disable its photo tagging software, warning it could violate European privacy laws. The New York Times reports the regulator thinks the facial recognition feature counts as unauthorized data collection.
As you might expect, Facebook is confident it’s not doing anything wrong.
From the NY Times:
“We will consider the points the Hamburg Data Protection Authority have made about the photo tag suggest feature but firmly reject any claim that we are not meeting our obligations under European Union data protection law,” said a Facebook spokesman in Berlin.
The regulator could fine Facebook up to $429,000.
There’s a lot happening in the world. Through it all, Marketplace is here for you.
You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible.
Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.