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Fb Receives Preliminary Approval for Biometric Privateness Settlement – Bloomberg Act

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August 20, 2020, 1:23 am

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Facebook Inc. received preliminary approval from a judge to settle a $ 650 million settlement to clarify claims made by users that the company illegally collected biometric data through a photo-tagging tool.

US District Judge James Donato initially approved the deal on Wednesday after Facebook sweetened the compensation by $ 100 million in July.

A final hearing for approval is scheduled for January 7th.

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