A class action lawsuit filed in Illinois in 2015 involved Facebook’sIn its photo tagging function. Using this feature, users can tag friends in photos uploaded to Facebook, thereby creating a link to the friend’s profile.
The website’s “tag suggestion” program uses scans of previously uploaded images to identify people in newly uploaded photos, thereby generating automatic suggestions.The lawsuit alleges that the scan was created without the user’s consent and violated, The law regulates facial recognition, fingerprint recognition and other biometric technologies in the state.
“Is one of the two main battlefields , Which will define privacy for our next generation. “The prosecutor Jay Edelson who filed the lawsuit said in January 2020. At that time, . But in the following July, the judge in the case, United States District Court Judge James Donato (James Donato) said that this number was not high enough.
Donato said in an order to approve the arrangement on Friday that the final settlement agreement will “hand over at least $345 to all members of the group who are interested in receiving compensation.” He said: “In any case, the $650 million settlement… is a landmark result.” “This is one of the largest privacy violations in history.”
Facebook said in a statement on Saturday, “It is very happy to reach a settlement so that we can resolve this issue, which is in the best interest of our community and shareholders.”
Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act also affects other companies. Sony’s robot dog Aibo has a camera on its nose with facial recognition technology, so it can recognize people around and react accordingly. and so,.Last year, the state had two children Through its software tools for classrooms.