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Facebook’s facial recognition to be probed

The Norwegian Data Protection Agency is planning to launch an investigation into Facebook’s facial recognition feature this fall, a spokesman said on Monday.

Last year, Facebook added the ability to use facial recognition technology to help to tag images as default feature to users worldwide.

“[Facial recognition] is a technology that it is important to have critical view of, and see how it is actually used,” said Ove SkÃ¥ra, communications manager at the Norwegian Data Protection Agency or Datatilsynet.

The agency plans to start digging into how Facebook’s feature works, and have a dialogue with Facebook about it.

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