Facebook to pay US$550 million to settle face recognition lawsuit and avoid ‘risky and expensive’ trial

//Facebook to pay US$550 million to settle face recognition lawsuit and avoid ‘risky and expensive’ trial

Facebook to pay US$550 million to settle face recognition lawsuit and avoid ‘risky and expensive’ trial

Facebook has agreed to pay US$550 million to resolve claims it collected user biometric data without consent in one of the largest consumer privacy settlements in US history.The accord, which requires a judge’s approval, will avert a trial that may have exposed the social networking company to billions of dollars in damages. Facebook fought unsuccessfully to persuade the US Supreme Court to derail the class action case. The users alleged that the company’s photo-scanning technology violated an…

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By | 2020-01-30T03:48:12+00:00 January 30th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on Facebook to pay US$550 million to settle face recognition lawsuit and avoid ‘risky and expensive’ trial