Facebook to pay $550 million to plaintiffs for facial recognition lawsuit
"Facebook has agreed to pay $550 million to a group of plaintiffs from Illinois."
We can say that Facebook and lawsuits are two sides of the same coin, where there is Facebook, lawsuit follows. Recently on going lawsuit regarding facial recognition algorithm used to tag people in photos while uploading has finally been closed and Facebook lost a big penny in it.
Facebook has agreed to pay $550 million to a group of plaintiffs from Illinois who argued the network didn't seek their consent when Facebook first started the practice in 2011. This legal action started back in 2015 which elevated to a class-action lawsuit in 2018. Finally, Facebook wanted to be out of all this and opted for the settlement for which company said, “We decided to pursue a settlement as it was in the best interests of our community and our shareholders to move past this matter."
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