Facebook has for years encouraged users to tag people in photographs they upload in their personal posts and the social network stores the collected information. File photo: Shutterstock

Facebook to pay US$550 million to settle face recognition lawsuit and avoid ‘risky and expensive’ trial

  • Lawsuit began in 2015, when Illinois users accused Facebook of violating the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act
  • Facebook allegedly accomplished this through photo ‘Tag Suggestions’ feature
Topic |   Facial recognition
Facebook has for years encouraged users to tag people in photographs they upload in their personal posts and the social network stores the collected information. File photo: Shutterstock
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