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Facebook to pay USD 550 mln to settle facial recognition class action

Thursday 30 January 2020 | 11:04 CET | News
Facebook will pay USD 550 million to settle a class-action lawsuit on its use of facial recognition, the New York Times reported. A US federal appeals court allowed the case to move forward in August, with accusations the company illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their consent. 

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Facebook
Countries: United States
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