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Facebook To Face Action Suit On Facial Recognition Tool

California (April 17, 2018): A court in California has given the decision that Facebook will have to face a class action suit over blames it violated users’ privacy by using a facial recognition tool on their photos without their explicit consent.

The ruling comes as the social network is snared in a scandal over the mishandling of 87 million users’ data ahead of the 2016 US presidential election.The facial recognition tool, launched in 2010, suggests names for people it identifies in photos uploaded by users – a function which the plaintiffs claim runs afoul of Illinois state law on protecting biometric privacy.

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