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Facebook imposed face recognition tech on 200,000 South Koreans & took social security info without consent, data watchdog finds


August 26, 2021

Facebook created and stored facial recognition details on 200,000 users in South Korea by harvesting info from videos and photos without consent, a data privacy audit revealed. It also illegally collected social security numbers.

The country’s personal information protection watchdog ordered Facebook to pay 6.4 billion won ($5.5 million) for the unauthorized use of user-image information for its automated facial recognition software between April 2018 and September 2019.

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