Hamburg’s Data Commissioner Doesn’t Want To Let Facebook Off The Hook On Facial Recognition

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http://techcrunch.com – Earlier today European regulators collectively scored a victory for privacy when the Irish Data Protection Commissioner revealed it had managed to get Facebook to drop all facial recognition activity on its platform, as part of a wider investigation and process to get Facebook more in line with EU regulations on data protection and consumer transparency — most of which Facebook appears to have passed successfully. So: done and done? Not quite. Over in Germany, the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (HmbBfDI), long a thorn in Facebook’s side, today  (IT news)