Facebook may have to pay billions because of the facial recognition feature

Can play Facebook to pay billions of dollars in damages in the class actions relating to the report of the face recognition in the coming months, according to various reports.

Said the judge of the U.S. District Court, James Donato that he will sue the Facebook by three users of the state of Illinois say that the company has collected biometric data through the recognition on their faces without their explicit consent, in reference to the feature suggestions and referrals tag suggestions on Facebook, which uses facial recognition to propose referrals to the profiles of friends in the photo.

Refused to users of the three filed a lawsuit under the Law of the state of Illinois law allows the privacy of biometric information, which provides protection to certain persons such as fingerprints and Retina scans, and face recognition.

Wrote Donato: “it seems that Facebook thinks that legal injuries is expected to reach billions of dollars”, where the value of the compensation claimed to $ 5000 every time you use a person’s image without his permission.

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