Facebook has been under investigation by the EU for the use of its facial recognition tool, the investigation is still ongoing, but now it would appear that the worlds largest social network has stopped using the tool in the EU.
Facebook has stopped using the tool in Europe after it received recommendations from Ireland’s Data protection Commissioner (DPC), although the DPC did not ask for the feature to be removed completely.
The feature has now been turned off for all new users in the EU signing up to Facebook and it will be removed from all existing users by the 15th of October.
It isn’t clear as yet on whether Facebook intends to modify their face recognition tool to use within the EU in the future, but the regulators have recommended that users in the EU should have the option to turn the feature off.
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