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Facebook Fails to Upend Users’ Biometrics Privacy Class Action (2)

Oct. 18, 2019, 5:29 PMUpdated: Oct. 19, 2019, 7:01 PM

Facebook Inc. failed to convince the full Ninth Circuit to review a ruling that the site’s users may proceed as a class in a potentially multibillion-dollar suit alleging it collects photos without permission.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Oct. 18 denied Facebook’s request for full-court review of a decision issued by a three-judge panel.

The panel Aug. 8 upheld a trial court ruling that the privacy suit may proceed as a class action on behalf of Illinois Facebook users going back to 2011 whose photos were tagged and collected in a company-controlled database.

The Ninth Circuit,...

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