US judge dismisses facial recognition lawsuit against Google

Monday, 31 December 2018, 03:49 Hrs
27
cmt right
28
Comment Right
52
cmt right
7
cmt right
Printer Print Email Email


A judge in Chicago has dismissed a lawsuit that alleged that Google violated privacy of users by using facial recognition technology to scan their photos without their explicit consent.

In the original suit, which was filed in March 2016, a woman sued Google for allegedly uploading her data to Google Photos and scanning it to create a template of her face without her permission, The Verge reported on Saturday.

The judge dismissed the suit citing lack of "concrete injuries".

The suit alleged that Google violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, recognised as the toughest biometric privacy law in the US.

The law requires companies to obtain people's explicit permission in order to make biometric scans of their bodies. 

Besides Google, Snapchat, and Facebook also faced lawsuits for allegedly violating the Illinois law.

Of the three companies, Google is the first to win a dismissal of a lawsuit over the biometric privacy act, The Verge report said.



Read More News:



21st century Technological Advancement of Soccer Prediction Industry



Code your way to success through Python Programming


Source: IANS
SPOTLIGHT
GST rate cut to spur Bengaluru
The realty market in India's tech hub is set to grow as lower Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate..
Fossil Group sells smartwatch
Global watch and accessories maker Fossil Group has announced to sell its smartphone technolog..
Ola raises Rs 400 cr for electric
Leading ride-hailing cab aggregator Ola on Friday said it raised Rs 400 crore from its early in..
SpiceJet plans aggressive
Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet plans to aggressively expand its international networks to fl..