28 Feb Class Action Against Facebook’s Biometric Data Collection to Continue
Last Monday, U.S. District Judge James Donato refused to dismiss a class action which says that Facebook’s collection of biometric facial data causes “intangible harm” by taking away the user’s control over their private data.
In his 10-page ruling, Donato said that “ the violation of the BIPA notice and consent procedures infringes the very privacy rights the Illinois legislature sought to protect by enacting BIPA”. In the lawsuit, Facebook had been accused of violating the BIPA for analyzing and storing of facial data used in its “Photo Tag Suggest” function.
It is said that Donato had waited for the opinion of the Ninth Circuit on the remanded case of Robins v. Spokeo before making the ruling.
Source: Courthouse News