Facebook users filed a class action lawsuit against the social network

Zuckerberg’s social network has lost in the first round of trials on the storage of biometric data.

Facebook social network users accused of illegally collecting management of biometric data obtained through face recognition function in the photographs.

The Court asked several residents of Illinois, but the parties agreed to transfer the case to the California Court.

In turn, Facebook has filed a motion that the users, according to the law on privacy of biometric information (BIPA), had no right to sue the social network. According FB lawyers tags on photos, because of which and got all the noise, have no relation to the BIPA.

However, the California court rejected the petition of the popular social network.

Recall, Facebook has launched a network tool for face recognition in 2010. The algorithm automatically identifies people in photos uploaded to the social network.

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