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But Donato found a more narrowly defined class-consisting of users in IL for whom Facebook stored a "face template" after June 7, 2011-could help address two questions central to the case: "D$3 id Facebook's facial recognition technology harvest biometric identifiers as contemplated under BIPA, and if so, did Facebook give users prior notice of these practices and obtain their consent?"

The class consists of users in IL, for whom the site "created and stored a face template after June 7, 2011"-the date Facebook launched "Tag Suggestions".

A federal judge in California ruled Monday that a suit against the Silicon Valley giant over its facial recognition tools could proceed as a class action.

The suit-first filed in 2015-alleges that Facebook's photo-tagging feature violates Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which forbids collection of identifiable biometric data without a person's explicit consent. "We continue to believe the case has no merit and will defend ourselves vigorously", the company said in a statement. In Monday's decision, Donato found that not all photos uploaded to Facebook resulted in the collection of biometric data.

A class action is clearly superior to individual proceedings here.

The plaintiffs claim Facebook collects and stores their biometric data without prior notice or consent, the ruling said. Facebook seems to believe that a class action is not superior because statutory damages could amount to billions of dollars.

He is also due to meet European Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip in San Francisco this week, reports Bloomberg.

Although many individuals may not have had enough tagged photos to generate a face template in Facebook's database, in January 2011 (i.e., before Facebook implemented tag suggestions for all users) the average user was tagged in 53 photos, far more than the 10 needed to generate a face template.

Schroepfer said most of the affected users are in the USA, and added: "We will also tell people if their information may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica".

The feature in question was rolled out in June 2011 as "tag suggestions'".

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