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Facebook Must Face Privacy Claims Over Photo-Tagging Feature

  • Social network accused of violating Illinois biometrics law
  • Company argued law doesn't apply to photographic information
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Facebook Inc. users who say the social network’s facial scanning flouts their privacy rights won the first round of a court fight.

A federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday rejected Facebook’s request to throw out a lawsuit alleging the company “secretly amassed the world’s largest privately held database of consumer biometric data.”