Facebook faces lawsuit over facial recognition software

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Facebook is facing a lawsuit over the way it uses data for its facial recognition features.

An Illinois man claims Facebook broke state law by collecting biometric data used for the social network’s tag suggestions feature and that Facebook “secretly amassed the world’s largest privately held database of consumer biometrics data,” according to a report.

Carlo Licata, who filed the suit in Illinois’ Cook County Circuit Court last week, said he “never gave permission for Facebook to collect or store biometric data, nor was he notified or given an opportunity to prohibit or prevent it from doing so,” the Chicago Tribune reports Read more…

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