Facebook dragged to U.S. courts over facial recognition data consent
Date: 2018-04-18   Author: Ojaswita Kutepatil  Category: #market

The social networking giant Facebook of late has been constantly in the news because of the class action lawsuit it has been facing in the U.S. This time however, the company was dragged to courts over its use of facial recognition technology, claim reliable sources.

According to the reports, the U.S. District Judge Jane Donato ruled that Facebook must face the lawsuit over the allegation it has gathered on the breach of the biometric information without the explicit consent of users.

Sources revealed that with this lawsuit Facebook is likely to face some serious trouble, as these problems have been mounting ever since it was revealed that the platform had been giving away user data to developers without necessarily informing them

For those uninitiated, Facebook has been facing scrutiny and data abuse scandals in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica matter, which has seen the CEO, co-founder, and Chairman Mark Zuckerberg face two days of questioning from U.S. regulators.

In response to the allegations, a Facebook spokeswoman asserted that the company is reviewing the ruling and strongly believes that the case has no merit. The company claimed that the facial recognition feature helps people in managing their identity online as well as helps the visually impaired identify people in photos.

However, reports claim the facial identification feature, currently trending in biometrics industry to also provide the social networking giant with more information related to user’s connection. In fact, authentic sources cite that with the use of other AI technologies one can also often detect the user’s location and their activities.

Industry experts deem that biometrics are considered to have a better authentication reliability, but privacy intrusion and unlawful access to data have posed as major roadblocks for the growth prospects of the global biometrics market.

With such cases of data breach further causing inconvenience to users, analysts speculate the biometrics industry players to come up with more technologically advanced identification features with pronounced confidentiality.



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Ojaswita Kutepatil

Ojaswita Kutepatil, a mechanical engineer by qualification, worked as a BDE and Technical Engineer before switching her profession to content writing. Currently, she works at AlgosOnline. as an Content writer, where she pens down write-ups pertaining to the market res...

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