Facebook Inc lost the first round in a
court fight against some of its users who sued the social
networking company, alleging it "unlawfully" collected and
stored users' biometric data derived from their faces in

The judge presiding over the case in a California federal
court on Thursday turned down Facebook's motion seeking
dismissal of the suit.

Facebook filed the motion arguing that the users could not
file a complaint under Illinois Biometric Information Privacy
Act (BIPA) as they had agreed in their user agreement that
California law would govern their disputes with the company, and
that BIPA does not apply to "tag suggestions."

The court found that Illinois law applies and that the
plaintiffs have stated a claim under BIPA.

via www.reuters.com

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