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The Privacy Advisor Podcast

Jan 31, 2020

It would've been hard to miss the big news this week, news privacy advocates are heralding as a major win: Facebook has agreed to settle for $550 million in a class-action lawsuit alleging the company violated Illinois' biometric privacy law when it used facial recognition software to suggest users "tag" faces in photos they'd uploaded to the site. In this episode of the podcast, Jay Edelson, one of the plaintiff's attorneys who argued the case, talks about why he's "enormously proud" of what is " easily the largest cash privacy settlement in our nation's history" and why this is a good settlement for members of the class.