Bloomberg Law
Feb. 26, 2021, 9:23 PMUpdated: Feb. 26, 2021, 10:44 PM

Facebook’s $650 Million Privacy Settlement Approved By Judge (1)

Jake Holland
Jake Holland

A $650 million biometric privacy settlement with Facebook Inc. was approved by a San Francisco federal judge Friday, capping a yearslong case involving the social media giant’s use of facial technology.

U.S. District Judge James Donato of the Northern District of California said it was one of the largest settlements ever for a privacy violation and would give each interested class member at least $345.

“Overall, the settlement is a major win for consumers in the hotly contested area of digital privacy,” Donato wrote.

Facebook users sued in 2015 over one of its photo-tagging tools, which looks for and identifies ...

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