Facebook wins preliminary approval to settle facial recognition lawsuit

//Facebook wins preliminary approval to settle facial recognition lawsuit

Facebook wins preliminary approval to settle facial recognition lawsuit

Facebook won preliminary approval late on Wednesday from a federal court for settlement of a lawsuit that said it illegally collected and stored biometric data of millions of users without their consent.The social networking giant had raised its settlement offer in July by US$100 million to US$650 million in relation to the lawsuit, in which users in Illinois accused the company of violating the US state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act.The revised settlement agreement resolved the court’s…

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