Chicago man sues Facebook over the Privacy Issues of Facial Recognition

A Chicago man has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Facebook, alleging that the social networking giant is in violation of an Illinois state law that requires users to expressly consent to instances where their biometric information being used.

Plaintiff Carlo Licata argues that he and countless other Illinois residents have had their rights violated under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by Facebook’s “Tag Suggestions” feature. That feature is powered by facial recognition technology, and operates without the consent of those being tagged.

Details may be found at http://goo.gl/k81IbO.

One thought on “Chicago man sues Facebook over the Privacy Issues of Facial Recognition

  1. I have serious problems with FB using facial recognition. I am not on FB, nor do I want to be. But people seem to think it’s perfectly okay to post pictures of people on FB without asking and facial recognition just makes this worse. I’m going to a wedding this weekend and hate to think I’ll have to wear a bag over my head to avoid FB’s clutches.

    In case you’re wondering, I have had problems with a stalker in the past.

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