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Instagram could face up up to $500 billion in fines in class-action lawsuit alleging it illegally harvested biometric data

A new lawsuit accuses Instagram of collecting people’s biometric data without their consent in violation of a state law. Last month, Facebook – which owns Instagram – offered $US650 million to settle a similar lawsuit alleging that Facebook’s photo-tagging collected biometric data without users’ consent. Under the law, Facebook could […]
Instagram could face up up to $500 billion in fines in class-action lawsuit alleging it illegally harvested biometric data
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Australia’s biometric identification project has been terminated

A project to create a crime database using facial recognition has been dumped. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission announced the termination of a $52 million contract with NEC Australia. Reports that the project costs had doubled to almost $100 million. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s (ACIC) biometrics project, adding facial […]
Australia’s biometric identification project has been terminated