Personal Privacy

Judges Reject Facebook’s Motion to Dismiss $35 Billion Facial Recognition Lawsuit

The Infinite Brief
A lawsuit alleges that Illinois citizens didn’t consent to having their Facebook photos scanned with facial recognition and weren’t informed of how long the data would be saved when the mapping started in 2011.

Today Facebook was denied its request for an en banc hearing before the full slate of ninth circuit judges that could have halted the case.

Facebook could face $1,000 to $5,000 in penalties per user for 7 million people, which could sum to a maximum of $35 billion.

When asked for comment, a Facebook spokesperson responded, “Facebook has always told people about its use of face recognition technology and given them control over whether it’s used for them.”

Curated from TechCrunch

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