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US Court approves Settlement in $650 million Facebook Privacy Lawsuit

By Snehal Khemka      Mar 04, 2021      0 Comments      842 Views

US has recently approved a $650 million class action privacy violation lawsuit against Facebook and other similar family apps of social networking for allegedly using its facial recognition feature without the permission of its users.

There were 1.6 Million members who had their biometric data and facial features stored in Facebook’s database without the consent of these members. Judge Donato presided over the proceedings and finalised a $5000 compensation to the 3 main plaintiffs in the case and $345 for all the remaining members.

Following this class-action lawsuit, Facebook announced a updated policy of suggested tagging, however, its AI would be programmed to not automatically tag people in posts and also not issue their biometric data to public platforms. 



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