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Facebook Facial Tagging Biometric Lawsuit Moves Forward
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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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5/9/2016 | 9:11:46 AM
Compliance
Legal-wise and logic-wise, makes a certain amount of sense to me (in the context of this article, of course; I have not read the full opinion/decision, so perhaps (or perhaps not) my opinion would change if it did).  You reach out to do business in a jurisdiction, you gotta deal with the laws of the land there.

On the other hand, this is why you compliance costs are so high for companies -- and why those costs get passed on to consumers and users one way or another.

Plus, facial tagging is one of THE features of FB.  The paternalism here just seems silly -- but, then, I am not an Illinois voter.
NJ Mike
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NJ Mike,
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5/9/2016 | 9:11:36 AM
You don't like it . . . . don't use Facebook
If you don't like Facebook collecting information about you, DON'T USE IT!!  If you are really upset about them collecting infomation about you, ask for a refund . . . . . wait, IT'S FREE!!! 
SGTCROWLEY
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SGTCROWLEY,
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5/7/2016 | 3:03:34 PM
Biometric Facials
I have a Love-Hate relationship with Facebook. For the most part it is heavier on the Hate side. I wish a new service would appear and knock that smug little brat, Zuckerberg off his throne.  

I'm guessing facial recognition data from each user is stored without consent, ...well if you count clicking a user agreement consent, which I don't.  You need a lawyer to understand those small font, forever scrolling agreements, who has money for that?

This really should be a Federal Privacy Law, if the Feds were on the side of the people. Unfortunately they are not.  The Feds love this technology.  It's invassive, diabolical and can be completely covert, just they way they like it!


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