European Privacy Authorities to Investigate Facebook's Opt Out Facial Recognition

The European Union has taken issue with the worldwide rollout of Facebook’s opt out facial recognition feature that suggests friends to tag in photos upon upload, as we predicted yesterday. Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Facebook will be the subject of a probe by the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, a committee that advises the 27 EU nations on matters “affecting the rights and freedoms of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and privacy”.