In April 2018, the US Federal Court accepted a class action, accusing Facebook of illegally using the "face detection" feature without users' permission.
The company was previously accused of disclosing the personal information of millions of users to data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica.
According to Engadget , Facebook is addressing complaints about users' facial recognition activities for photo tagging. Accordingly, this social network will stop scanning faces by default. In addition, users will receive notifications and have the right to accept or refuse to use the "face detection" feature of Facebook.
|"Face detection" is a feature criticized by Facebook users. Photo: Storiesfollow.|
Friends can still tag you manually instead of automatically suggested based on their previous facial recognition. These changes will be applied to users globally.
Engadget said these changes did not address previous mistakes. Facebook may have to compensate more than 7 million users.
Allegations of Facebook's "face detection" feature have been around since 2015. This feature violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). This law prohibits the use and collection of biometric information such as fingerprints, faces without permission.
The Verge once said that if the result is a ruling against Facebook, other social networks like Twitter, Google Photo are also greatly affected, because this is a feature that is being used by many brands.
|Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in a hearing in the US Senate after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Photo: AP .|
The US Federal Trade Commission on July 12 voted to approve a $ 5 billion financial fine for Facebook's breach of customer privacy in a scandal with consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.
According to the Guardian , this is the most severe punishment US authorities have imposed on a technology company, as well as a privacy breach.
Under an agreement reached with the Federal Trade Commission, Facebook will have to re-examine how customer data is processed, but the agency does not require Facebook to stop sharing user data with third parties. .
Analysts say the fines and demands on Facebook are not strict enough, unable to prevent the company from continuing to violate user privacy in the future.
Source : news.zing.vn