Facebook Faces Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Its Use Of Facial Recognition Data
17 April, 2018, 18:47 | Author: Franklin Nunez
A California judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit against Facebook's use of facial-recognition technology can go ahead - signaling further legal woes for the social network. Facebook successfully requested that the case be moved from IL to San Francisco and its defense appears to be that the IL law is all about the use of biometric data such as fingerprints, retina and iris scans, voice prints, and scans of peoples' hands and faces.
The class action will consist of users in IL "for whom Facebook created and stored a face template after June 7, 2011", he said. The law, known as the Biometric Information Privacy Act, also says that information that uniquely identifies an individual is, in essence, their property.
As Techradar put into perspective, there are 36.38 million people who have deleted the mobile app and 19.26 million who have deleted their accounts out of the 214 million total Facebook users in the US. Facebook, however, "continue [s] to believe the case has no merit and" vows to "defend [itself] vigorously". In ruling against Facebook, US District Judge James Donato certified a class of Facebook users "in IL for whom Facebook created and stored a face template after June 7, 2011". The judge said the potential damages could amount to billions of dollars.
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This is not the first time Facebook has been under fire for their facial recognition technology. In addition, Facebook says that users can opt out of the feature.
The feature suggests who might be present in uploaded photos, based on an existing database of faces.
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