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FACE OFF – A class action over Facebook’s facial recognition technology can move ahead following the Ninth Circuit’s decision that the social media site’s app could violate plaintiffs’ privacy interests. Amanda Bronstad reports that the appeals court unanimously affirmed class certification in the case alleging that Facebook’s feature called “Tag Suggestions” violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. Backed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Facebook had argued that the three plaintiffs, all residents of Illinois, lacked standing to sue because they suffered no harm.

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