TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on May 6, 2016

A lawsuit alleging Facebook’s photo-tagging feature invades users' privacy can move forward against Facebook’s wishes, a San Francisco federal judge ruled yesterday. "The Court accepts as true plaintiffs’ allegations that Facebook’s face recognition technology involves a scan of face geometry that was done without plaintiffs’ consent," U.S. District Judge James Donato wrote in the ruling. Facebook argues that photo-tagging is disclosed in its terms of service and that users can opt out of it at any time, USA Today reports