Facebook Boosts Facial-Data Settlement to $650 Million to Appease Judge

Seeking to rescue a landmark data privacy deal from the brink of failure, Facebook agreed to add $100 million to a $550 million settlement over its use of facial recognition technology that a federal judge previously shot down as woefully inadequate.

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Biometric Data

A federal court in Illinois declined to dismiss a class action suit against Kronos brought by employees of companies that use the software and services provider’s biometric-based time clocks. The employees claim Kronos has violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act and does not inform them that it is collecting their biometric data. 

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