“Facebook has been hit with a class-action complaint over its
biometrics slurpage, with millions of possible plaintiffs who may claim
damages if the advertising giant is found to have acted unlawfully.

The complaint states that “Facebook has created, collected and stored over a
billion ‘face templates’ (or ‘face prints’)”, which, ostensibly, are as
uniquely identifiable as fingerprints. These have been gathered “from
over a billion individuals, millions of whom reside in the State of
Illinois”.

It is alleged that in doing this, the ZuckerBurg is in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which was passed by the state legislature in 2008. “

Class action launched against Facebook over biometric slurpage • The Register

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