Irish Probe Spurs Changes In Facebook's Europe Network

Law360, New York (December 21, 2011, 3:39 PM EST) -- Facebook Inc. agreed Wednesday to update transparency and user controls in its European network, after a three-month audit by the Irish data protection agency raised concerns about the addition of facial-recognition software to the site and its use of user data for targeted ads.

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner said in a Wednesday report that Facebook had shown a commitment to protecting users' privacy rights, but needed better notifications to educate users about its Tag Suggest tool — which uses facial recognition software to...
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