Facebook is apparently paying $ 650 million in compensation for breach of privacy

Facebook is apparently paying $ 650 million in compensation for breach of privacy

According to news agency AFP, Facebook is paying compensation of $ 650 million (€ 538 million) to settle millions of privacy invasions.

According to documents cited by AFP, a federal court approved the settlement between Facebook And 1.6 million users in the state of Illinois.

The Chicago prosecutor charged Facebook in 2015 with the collection of biometric data for facial recognition, which occurred without users’ knowledge. He argued the approach of California Internet giant infringes in 2008 Illinois Legislation passed on the protection of privacy.

After Facebook failed to leave, the company promised $ 550 million to settle the lawsuit in January 2020. Judge James Donato dismissed the amount as insufficient.

“One of the highest comparisons”

According to AFP, Donato described the amount of compensation that is now considered “one of the highest comparisons for violations.” Secluded«. Each affected user will receive at least $ 345 in compensation.

According to AFP, Facebook was not initially available for comment.

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