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 April 13, 2016  Breaches, Business, Court

Kim Janssen reports:

A lawsuit brought by an Illinois man who accused photo-sharing website Shutterfly of violating his privacy by using facial recognition software to identify his face has been settled for an undisclosed amount.

The case, which was given the go-ahead to proceed in January by a federal judge in Chicago, was being closely watched because if it had gone to trial it could have had implications for Facebook and other companies that use facial recognition software.

 

[…]A similar case brought by another Illinois resident, Carlo Licata, remains pending against Facebook in federal court in California.

Read more on Chicago Tribune.

  One Response to “Shutterfly settles facial recognition lawsuit with man who claimed privacy violation”

  1. Very creepy that they were able to identify him through tagging.
    Come to think of it, I think it is time to google my name again to make sure no images come up in search engines. I do this quarterly to make sure I stay anonymous in an Internet and digital world.

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