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Class Action Asserts Biometrics Violations In Facebook’s Photo Tagging

(September 2, 2015, 1:34 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — In a consolidated complaint filed Aug. 28 in California federal court, three Illinois residents allege violations of an Illinois biometrics statute by Facebook Inc. in the social network’s “Tag Suggestions” feature for pictures (Carlo Licata, et al. v. Facebook Inc., No. 3:15-cv-03748, N.D. Calif.).

(Consolidated complaint available. Document #97-150924-002C.)

In April, Illinoisan Carlo Licata sued Facebook in the Cook County Circuit Court. Facebook removed the case to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. And on July 29, Judge James...
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