A US federal judge granted final approval to He paid $ 650 million before The social networking site Facebook To resolve the privacy conflict Between the social media giant and the 1.6 million users in Illinois.
Chicago attorney Jay Edelson filed a lawsuit against Facebook in 2015, claiming it The social network illegally collected biometric data to identify faces Of users, violating the Illinois Privacy Act 2008
At the end of January 2020, The social networking site Facebook She agreed to pay $ 550 million after failing to dismiss the lawsuit, Were filed as class action in 2018.
But in July 2020, the judge in the case, James Donato, decided the amount was insufficient.
During the trial, Facebook was found to be breaking the law Illinois with biometric data storage and digital facial scans, Through the face-tagging function, without users’ consent.
How much will each user get?
For Donato, the verdict is “very important” and represents “I am.”mportanWinnings for consumers in the controversial field of digital privacy. “
“It is one of the largest agreements ever reached regarding breach of privacy. “He commented, noting that the plaintiffs He would get at least $ 345 each As compensation.
Facebook and the controversy over it in Australia
Google and Facebook They will have to Pay Australian media to use your content According to new legislation passed Thursday in Australia.
The law was passed after the two companies reached agreements to avoid being subject to binding arbitration. Also, pave the way for those Two digital giants investing tens of millions of dollars in local content deals.
The government stated that The law will ensure that press companies “get a fair reward for the content they create.”Thus helping to preserve public interest journalism in Australia. “