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Facebook Wins Preliminary Approval for Biometric Privacy Accord

Aug. 20, 2020, 1:23 AM

Facebook Inc. won preliminary approval from a judge for a $650 million settlement to resolve claims by users that the company illegally gathered biometric data through a photo-tagging tool.

U.S. District Judge James Donato gave initial approval to the accord Wednesday, after Facebook had sweetened the compensation by $100 million in July.

A final approval hearing is scheduled for Jan. 7.

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Joe Schneider in Los Angeles at jschneider5@bloomberg.net

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David Glovin at dglovin@bloomberg.net

Joe Schneider

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