Yesterday I noted that Germany is going after Facebook over its facial recognition tag feature. Today, Kelly Fiveash of The Register has a statement from Facebook about the situation:
Facebook’s German spokeswoman Tina Kulow gave the The Register this statement:
“We believe that any legal action is completely unnecessary. Tag Suggest feature on Facebook is fully compliant with EU data protection laws. On top of that we have given comprehensive notice and education to our users about Tag Suggest and we provide very simple tools for people to opt out if they do not want to use this feature,” she said.
“We have considered carefully different options for making people even more aware of our privacy policies and are disappointed that the Hamburg DPA has not accepted these.”
Read more on The Register.