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Illinois Privacy Law Forces $650 Million Class Action Settlement

Facebook has been ordered to pay $650 million for its violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Under the settlement, the nearly 1.6 million Illinois class members will receive at least $345. The suit, which was originally filed in 2015, claimed that Facebook’s practice of tagging people in photos using facial recognition without their consent violated Illinois state law. Microsoft, Google, and Amazon also were accused of breaking the same law after the faces of residents in the state were used to train their facial recognition systems without consent.

 

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