Jul 152015
 
 July 15, 2015  Surveillance

Rich Lord reports:

Facebook’s handling of your headshot is now the subject of class action lawsuits that pose the question: When someone turns your mug into data, are those digits theirs or yours?

Filed in April and May, the lawsuits claim that when Facebook started converting the geometry of your profile picture into what it calls “a unique number,” it broke a 2008 Illinois law giving residents certain rights when their biometric information is collected.

Facebook is disputing the claims, and fired its first legal salvos this month.

Read more on Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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