Nicholas Iovino reports:
Rejecting suggestions on how the Founding Fathers might view modern digital privacy rights, a federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss a class action claiming Facebook harvested users’ biometric facial data without consent.
In 2016, Facebook attorneys argued in court that the authors of the U.S. Constitution never intended that people be allowed to sue Facebook in federal court for the mere violation of a law, unless the plaintiffs suffered actual harm.
U.S. District Judge James Donato rejected that argument Monday, finding Facebook’s allegedly unauthorized collection of biometric facial data caused “intangible harm” by depriving users of control over their private data.
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h/t, Joe Cadillic