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Facebook looks to settle lawsuit for USD 650 million

A lawsuit filed in Illinois alleged that Facebook illegally collected and stored biometric data of millions of users without their consent in violation of the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act.[1] Facebook was able to collect and store the data through a function that allowed users to recognize and tag friends. The company has offered USD 650 million to settle the lawsuit, and the court has agreed preliminarily to the offer.

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