Personal Privacy

Court Dismisses Case Alleging That Google Uses Facial Recognition Without Users’ Permission

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A U.S. District Judge in Chicago dismissed a lawsuit filed against the internet giant which alleged that Google violated users’ right to privacy by using facial recognition technology without their consent. 

The lawsuit, originally filed in 2016, was the result of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, one of the strictest biometric security laws in the nation.

It requires tech companies to obtain explicit permission from Illinois citizens in order to make any biometric scans of their bodies.

Facebook and Snapchat are facing similar challenges from the law, but Google’s victory could signal a new era in the use and development of facial recognition technology.

Curated from Futurism

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