Facebook illegally collected data from 100 million Instagram users for profit

The company is invited to court again

Facebook has been featured in numerous lawsuits related to the illegal collection of user data in one way or another, but now a new charge has been brought against it, which is associated with a subsidiary of Instagram.

Just last month, a lawsuit was filed against Facebook. The lawsuit alleges that the company collects biometric data among platform users using image tagging tools. Facebook offered to pay $ 650 million to settle the claim.

In the latest lawsuit in Redwood City, California, Facebook is again accused of collecting and storing biometric data from over 100 million Instagram users without the user’s knowledge or consent in order to extract profit from it.

Facebook illegally collected data from 100 million Instagram users for profit

The lawsuit alleges such behavior violates Illinois privacy law, which prohibits unauthorized manipulation of biometrics. Under this law, a company can be fined $ 1,000 for each violation; if it is proven that the company has deliberately violated the rules, the fine can be up to $ 5,000.

The lawsuit also says that Facebook has only started informing Instagram users since the beginning of this year that it is collecting biometric data from users.

At the time of posting, Facebook did not comment on this information in any way.

Source: Gizchina

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