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US court gives preliminary approval to Facebook settlement of facial recognition suit

Thursday 20 August 2020 | 10:38 CET | News
A federal court has granted Facebook's request, in a preliminary approval, to settle a lawsuit over the company's use of facial recognition technology. Facebook said it would pay USD 650 million to settle the suit. The company had earlier proposed USD 500 million but the federal judge said the amount was not enough. The order was filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. The final approval hearing has been set for 7 January.

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