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Facebook to pay $550 million to settle facial recognition lawsuit

The lawsuit began in 2015, when Illinois users accused Facebook of violating the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act in collecting biometric data.

By: REUTERS
| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 19:11 IST
The lawsuit began in 2015, when Illinois users accused Facebook of violating the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act.
The lawsuit began in 2015, when Illinois users accused Facebook of violating the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act. (Pixabay)

The lawsuit began in 2015, when Illinois users accused Facebook of violating the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act in collecting biometric data.

In a statement, law firms Edelson, Robbins Geller and Labaton Sucharow said the plaintiffs will ask the district court to give preliminary approval for the settlement.

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First Published Date: 30 Jan, 08:16 IST
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