Incident 122: Facebook’s "Tag Suggestions" Allegedly Stored Biometric Data without User Consent

Description: Facebook’s initial version of the its Tag Suggestions feature where users were offered suggestions about the identity of people's faces in photos allegedly stored biometric data without consent, violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.


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Alleged: Facebook developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Facebook users.

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Sean McGregor, Khoa Lam
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