Facebook Moments not coming to Europe because of privacy concerns


Earlier this week, Facebook launched Moments, a facial recognition app designed to make sharing photos easier. Available in the US, Facebook says it won’t be bringing it to Europe because of privacy concerns.

Richard Allan, Facebook’s head of policy in Europe, says “regulators have told us we have to offer an opt-in choice to people to do this. We don’t have an opt-in mechanism so it is turned off until we develop one.”

Allan told The Wall Street Journal there was no timetable for development of this opt-in feature, so Europe will go wanting for the Moments app indefinitely.

Facial-Recognition Concerns Keep Facebook ‘Moments’ From Europe [The Wall Street Journal]

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