Living in Illinois Nimaishen Patel (Nimesh Patel) is a Facebook user by the infringement, he is not naive: he was very clear that the social network company to collect his information. But Facebook has collected some of his privacy facial details, such as his eyebrow spacing is how many mm, his mouth in the cheek position, so that it can face recognition software to identify him, this is overblown.
Patel is a named plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against facebook. The plaintiffs believe that Facebook's use of face recognition technology violates the law passed in 2008, the Information (Biometric) Privacy (BIPA), Act. Biological identification of the bill for the enterprise how to store and use people's limits, including fingerprint, voiceprint, retina and iris scans, and the hand or face scanning structure. The case due to start on October 2017, at the same time, in Illinois, on Google and Snapchat are also carried out in similar cases. In the following year, who will be able to store our facial information will be launched in court.
Civil liberties groups say the debate should have been carried out. Face recognition is increasingly being incorporated into the US surveillance system and law enforcement database, but Illinois is strangely becoming an outsider. Electronic Frontier Foundation lawyer Jennifer • (Jennifer Lynch) said that in recent years, rapid development of facial recognition technology, but did not keep up with the regulation. "Soon the store will be equipped with surveillance cameras to identify them while shopping." She said.
The key of Facebook lawsuit is a convenient function of the company launched in 2010 - photo tagging tips: Facebook users to upload photos, the system can automatically pick out all the face from the photo, and then try to put these photos in the face and system before seen to match, and provide the identified friend name. According to the lawsuit, the "tag tip" system is a proof that Facebook collects and stores the "face templates" of American users". Because of privacy issues, Facebook closed this feature in Europe in 2012