Facebook Used Facial Recognition Without Consent 200,000 Times, Says South Korea’s data

Fb, Netflix and Google have all acquired reprimands or fines, and an order to make corrective motion, from South Korea's authorities knowledge safety watchdog, the Private Data Safety Fee (PIPC).

The PIPC announced a privateness audit final yr and has revealed that three firms – Fb, Netflix and Google – had been in violations of legal guidelines and had inadequate privateness safety.

Fb alone was ordered to pay 6.46 billion gained (US$5.5m) for creating and storing facial recognition templates of 200,000 native customers with out correct consent between April 2018 and September 2019.


One other 26 million gained (US$22,000) penalty was issued for illegally amassing social safety numbers, not issuing notifications relating to private info administration modifications, and different missteps.



Fb has been ordered to destroy facial info collected with out consent or receive consent, and was prohibited from processing id numbers with out authorized foundation. It was additionally ordered to destroy collected knowledge and disclose contents associated to international migration of private info. Zuck's brainchild was then advised to make it simpler for customers to verify authorized notices relating to private info.

The wonderful is the second-largest ever issued by the group, the biggest ever additionally going to Fb.

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