(WEHT)- Facebook has agreed to a 550 million dollar settlement after it was accused of violating the rights of Illinois users.
The class-action lawsuit alleges that Facebook collected biometric data from subscribers without their permission. The settlement is the latest loss for tech companies in the state.
More than 400 companies are being sued under a 2008 Illinois law that prohibits companies from collecting and storing data such as fingerprints without the user’s permission.
(This story was originally published on Feb. 10, 2020)