The government of Germany and the European Union have warned Facebook that it has until November 7 to bring its facial recognition software into conformity with their privacy laws. If the necessary changes are not made, the social networking company will face legal action, according to a government lawyer.
The software in question helps users identify other Facebook members through photographs. The facial recognition technology is used to quickly tag photos, and includes an opt-out option.
In Berlin, however, the popular software voilates German and European data protection laws. That's why Germany has accused Facebook of collecting user information without their consent.