• Facebook Faces Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Its Use Of Facial Recognition Data

    8 monthes ago - By NPR

    Facebook users in Illinois argue that the company has violated their privacy rights under state law and the damages could amount to billions of dollars.
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  • Facebook is using 'dishonest and manipulative' tactics to get EU users to agree to facial recognition, critics say

    Facebook is using 'dishonest and manipulative' tactics to get EU users to agree to facial recognition, critics say

    8 monthes ago - By Chron

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    Facebook is asking some users in Europe to consent to the use of facial recognition technology.
    But the social network has been accused by privacy experts by asking for permission in a "fundamentally dishonest and manipulative way."
    The request comes ahead of sweeping new privacy regulation in the EU.
    Facebook is being criticised by privacy activists for how it's allegedly manipulating some of its Eureopean users to consent to its use of facial recognition in photos and videos. It's a hot-button issue, as sweeping new EU privacy legislation requires Facebook...
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  • Judge says class action suit against Facebook over facial recognition can go forward

    Judge says class action suit against Facebook over facial recognition can go forward

    8 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Whenever a company may be guilty of something, from petty neglect to grand deception, there's usually a class action lawsuit filed. But until a judge rules that lawsuit legitimate, the threat remains fairly empty. Unfortunately for Facebook, one major suit from 2015 has just been given that critical go-ahead.
    The case concerns an Illinois law that prohibits collection of biometric information, including facial recognition data, in the way that Facebook has done for years as part of its photo tagging systems.
    BIPA, the Illinois law, is a real thorn in Facebook's side. The company has not...
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