Wendy Davis reports:
Facebook has asked a federal judge to dismiss a potential class-action lawsuit accusing it of violating an Illinois privacy law by creating a database of “faceprints.”
The social networking service argues that the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act doesn’t prevent companies from storing photos of faces or information gleaned from those photos. The company contends that the privacy law, which regulates the collection of biometric data, only applies to faceprints that derive from in-person scans, as opposed to photos.
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