The opt-out-vs-opt-in battle continues

By | August 16, 2012
I'm glad Facebook lost this round! Though with the direction governments are headed in liberating privacy definitions, facial recognition is likely going to come from another angle, with more influential databases than Facebook's, sooner or later.

Reshared post from +Wayne Radinsky

Germany: Facebook must destroy facial recognition database. Facebook used an opt-out rather than opt-in system for their facial recognition database, which Germany says is a violation of European law.

Germany: Facebook must destroy facial recognition database
Says opt-out mechanism violates European Union law.

One thought on “The opt-out-vs-opt-in battle continues

  1. Sid Jagannathan

    How dumb (or evil?) with an opt-in system and the right kind of buzz they might actually have had a lot more success. Many would have tried out for the cool factor alone. 


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