Facebook Beats Non-Users' Biometric Privacy Suit

By Bonnie Eslinger (April 3, 2018, 9:35 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday tossed a proposed consumer class action brought over Facebook Inc.'s allegedly unlawful collection and storage of nonusers' facial scans, finding the lead plaintiff's claims hinged on one photo on which the social media giant didn't use its facial recognition technology.

U.S. District Judge James Donato granted Facebook's request for dismissal of Frederick Gullen's suit on that sole point: that the claims are based on one photo of the plaintiff uploaded by someone else to a page on a site created for an organization — not a personal page — a page that wasn't scanned, according...

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