Facebook South Korea facial recognition abuse

Occurred: 2018-2019 

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Facebook has been fined USD 5.5m by South Korea's data privacy regulator PIPC for creating and storing facial recognition templates of 200,000 local users without consent between April 2018 and September 2019. 

Netflix and Google received smaller fines for other privacy offences.

Operator: Meta/Facebook
Developer: Meta/Facebook
Country: South Korea
Sector: Technology
Purpose: Collect facial biometrics
Technology: Facial recognition
Issue: Privacy
Transparency: Privacy