Facebook must face lawsuit over facial recognition technology, judge rules

Facebook is introducing new privacy controls to each of its 2 billion users as part of compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will come into effect on May 25th. Facebook will ask every user, regardless of where they live, to review their privacy choices, from the information they add to their profile to how Facebook uses their data to target ads. The company is also announcing the return of facial recognition to Europe and Canada after courts ruled seven years ago that Facebook’s photo-tagging system collected biometric data without proper user consent. The new controls will roll out to European users first, starting this week, and will expand to all users globally afterwards, Facebook said in a blog post.... Continue reading…

Facebook must face lawsuit over facial recognition technology, judge rules

The site looks through uploaded pictures and tries to spot users in them

Tue 17 Apr 18 from The Independent

Facebook hit with class action suit over facial recognition tool

A US federal judge in California ruled Monday that Facebook will have to face a class action suit over allegations it violated users' privacy by using a facial recognition tool on their photos ...

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Phys.org

Facebook wants to save your face. Should you say yes to facial recognition?

After Cambridge Analytica, privacy experts say consumers should think twice before giving Facebook permission to scan their faces.        

Thu 19 Apr 18 from USA today

Facebook seeks facial recognition consent in EU and Canada

Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook asks permission to expand use of facial recognition tech.

Wed 18 Apr 18 from BBC Technology

Facebook users could get up to $5,000 compensation for EVERY picture used without their consent

A US federal judge in California ruled that Facebook will have to face a class action suit over allegations it violated users' privacy by using a facial recognition software to generate tags ...

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Daily Mail

Facebook to Face Angry Illinoisans Over Facial Recognition Tech

Facebook must face a class action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology. A California judge on Monday gave the green light to a three-year-old case claiming the social network ...

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Geek.com

Facebook admits tracking users and non-users off-site

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Guardian.co.uk

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