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Facebook accused of facial recognition privacy violations in EU and US

Facebook is facing privacy challenges on both sides of the Atlantic, as the launch of limited tests of an opt-in…

 

Non-user lawsuit against Facebook under BIPA thrown out

A proposed consumer class-action lawsuit brought against Facebook by a non-user has been thrown out by a California federal judge,…

 

Facebook BIPA trial date set as harm to “property interest” ruled sufficient

Facebook faces a trial in the suit brought against it for allegedly violating Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) on…

 

Facebook expands notifications and use of facial recognition

Facebook is posting notifications informing users about its facial recognition features in their “News Feeds,” explaining some of the ways…

 

Judge denies Facebook motion to throw out class-action suit

The “concrete injury” standard set by the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving search engine company Spokeo in 2016…

 

Facebook argues against class action certification in BIPA lawsuits

Facebook has told a federal judge in California that plaintiffs attempting to certify a pair of related class action suits…

 

Facebook acquires mobile ID authentication startup Confirm.io

Facebook has acquired mobile ID authentication startup Confirm.io, which could help the social media company restore access to users locked…

 

Judge takes issue with Facebook motion to dismiss Illinois privacy lawsuit

Facebook’s bid to have a lawsuit filed against it under Illinois’ biometric privacy law thrown out seems unlikely to succeed…

 

Facebook files patent for facial recognition for physical payments

A patent application filed by Facebook and published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) indicates the company’s…

 

Facebook testing facial recognition system for account recovery

Facebook is currently testing a facial recognition system exclusively as a mechanism for recovering a locked account, according to a…

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