Facial Recognition Lawsuit Against Google Dismissed


San Francisco: The facial recognition lawsuit against Google that it violated the privacy of users has been dismissed by a judge in Chicago.

The lawsuit alleged that Google used facial recognition technology to scan photos of users without their explicit consent.

In March 2016, a woman sued Google for uploading her data to Google Photos and scanning it to create a template of her face without her permission.

However, the US judge dismissed the suit citing lack of “concrete injuries”.

The original lawsuit alleged that Google violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. Besides Google, Snapchat, and Facebook also faced lawsuits for allegedly violating the Illinois law, recognised as the toughest biometric privacy law in the US.

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