Facebook loses facial recognition technology appeal, must face class action

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Facebook loses facial recognition technology appeal, must face class actionThe 3-0 decision from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco exposes Facebook to billions of dollars in potential damages to the Illinois users who brought the case. Last month, Facebook agreed to pay a record $5 billion fine to settle a Federal Trade Commission data privacy probe. 'This biometric data is so sensitive that if it is compromised, there is simply no recourse,' Shawn Williams, a lawyer for plaintiffs in the class action, said in an interview.


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