Facebook's Face Scanning Violates Privacy Pact, FTC Told
Law360 (April 6, 2018, 9:40 PM EDT) -- A coalition of consumer privacy organizations is urging the Federal Trade Commission to probe Facebook's use of facial recognition technology to scan photos to find potential biometric matches, arguing that the technique threatens users' privacy and runs afoul of a 2011 consent order that requires the site to be up front with users about such practices.
In a 40-page complaint lodged with the FTC Friday, the Electronic Privacy Information Center and more than a dozen other groups allege that recent changes in Facebook's business practices have led to the social media site now "routinely" scanning users' photos for biometric facial matches without...
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