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Facebook Sued Over Facial Recognition

January 11, 2017

If you’re creeped out by Facebook’s ability to identify your friends when you upload a photo, you’re not alone.  An Illinois citizen is suing Facebook, claiming the social media giant’s use of facial recognition violates Illinois’ law protecting residents’ biometric data.  Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Senior Staff Attorney Jennifer Lynch said biometric data isunique to an individual’s body -- like a fingerprint. “But it could also be the face-recognition data, which is the shape of your face, how far apart your eyebrows are, where your ears are on your head,” she said. “That’s sort of a very basic example of face recognition data.”

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