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    Facebook Agrees to Increased $650 Million Settlement in Data Privacy BIPA Lawsuit

    Amanda Doran

    On July 22, 2020, Facebook, Inc. agreed to increase the settlement amount to $650 million in a class action data privacy lawsuit, following Judge James Donato’s refusal of the previous $550 million settlement offer.

    The revised offer also holds Facebook’s affiliate companies, such as Instagram and WhatsApp, accountable for violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) that occurred when Facebook created templates of users’ faces for its “Photo Tag Suggest” function without consent.

    Read more at Courthouse News Service

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