European regulators are investigating photo and video tagging used by Facebook and on Google's YouTube for possible breach of data privacy laws. EU regulators argue that tagging without the consent of non-registered users violates European privacy laws. The inquiry, led by Swiss and German officials, also is looking into whether such action constitutes an unlawful processing or transfer of personal data under the EU Data Protection Directive. EU regulators are discussing whether social networking providers should be legally responsible for content posted by their members. Facebook and Google have said they will cooperate with EU regulators.
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