Facebook's facial recognition tool faces class action suit over mishandling biometric data

Facebook's facial recognition tool faces class action suit over mishandling biometric data

According to Donato, he wrote that because this is now a class-action lawsuit, there is a chance that Facebook could be sued by other users as part of the class-action that could result in billions of dollars, assuming of course if other people join the lawsuit. The lawsuit is being filed over an IL state law called the Biometric Information Privacy Act.

Facebook said it was reviewing the ruling.

This isn't the only lawsuit against Facebook coming out of IL.

Facebook's misuse of their users' biometric information could potentially amount to billions of dollars in damages after a federal judge greenlighted an IL class action suit against the firm's facial recognition feature.

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Tinder and OkCupid already allow new users to register with a phone number, but still, the majority of users register with a Facebook account, which helps verify that users are who they say they are. The judge also noted that there is enough evidence to suggest that Facebook violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), enacted in 2008, which forbids companies from profiting from a person's biometric information. "We continue to believe the case has no merit and will defend ourselves vigorously", the company said in a statement, cited by Reuters.

The move comes in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, which has prompted increased scrutiny of not only how much data third-party apps, like Bumble, can collect from Facebook, but also how much Facebook itself knows about its users. It is now unavailable in the United Kingdom, but has been a feature in the USA since 2011. This is the date that Facebook launched the Tag Suggestions feature.

This is not the first time Facebook has been under fire for their facial recognition technology.

The class will consist of Facebook users in IL for whom Facebook created and stored facial recognition algorithms after June 7, 2011, Donato ruled.

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