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Facebook to pay $550 million to settle facial recognition lawsuit in Illinois

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Facebook has agreed to pay $550 million to settle a federal lawsuit which had accused the company of violating an Illinois biometric privacy law by harvesting facial data for its photo-labelling service, Tag Suggestions, without seeking permission from users and without informing them about how long their data would be stored, the New York Times reported. During a call with investors, Facebook's CFO David Wehner had confirmed the settlement. The lawsuit was filed almost five years ago, and the settlement is yet to be approved by a judge. Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act, that was enacted in 2008, requires companies to obtain written permission from subjects before the collection of a person's biometric information. It gives residents the right to sue companies for up to $5,000 for each violation. As per The New York Times, Facebook had argued that its collection of biometric information…

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