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Facebook因面部识别功能侵犯用户隐私遭到起诉

Reuters 2016年05月10日

用户以“非法”收集和存储他们的生物特征数据为由,起诉了这家社交网络公司。

Facebook的一些用户称,这家社交网络公司“非法”收集和存储取自他们照片脸部的生物特征数据,因此对Facebook提起了诉讼。在第一轮的法庭交手中,Facebook败下阵来。

上周四,加利福尼亚州联邦法院的法官驳回了Facebook要求撤销诉讼的动议。

Facebook提交的动议认为,用户不能依据《伊利诺伊州生物特征信息隐私法》(Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, BIPA)提交诉讼,因为他们已经在用户协议中同意让加利福尼亚州的法律解决用户与公司的争端,BIPA不适用于本案涉及的“标签建议”功能。

而法院认为,伊力诺依州的法律适用于本案,原告可以依据BIPA提交诉讼。

原告声称,Facebook在照片上贴“标签”的面部识别功能非法收集和存储了用户的生物特征信息数据,这违反了伊力诺依州BIPA的规定。

法庭判令显示,这份诉讼由伊力诺依州居民按照该州法律提起,但是当事人同意将其移交加利福尼亚法庭办理。

Facebook上个月发行新股票的计划也遭遇了诉讼。

该公司表示将在4月发行一种新的无表决权股份,以此让首席执行官马克•扎克伯格在放弃财富的同时,不放弃这家他创立的社交媒体巨头的控制权。

Facebook尚未立刻就此事做出回应。(财富中文网)

译者:严匡正

Facebook 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 photographs.

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

Facebook FB 1.43% 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.

The complainants had alleged that Facebook’s face recognition feature that suggests “tags” on photos unlawfully collected and stored biometric data, in violation of the Illinois BIPA.

The case was filed by some Illinois residents under Illinois law, but the parties agreed to transfer the case to the California court, the court order showed.

Facebook was also hit with a lawsuit over its plan to issue new stock last month.

The company said in April it will create a new class of non-voting shares in a move aimed at letting Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg give away his wealth without relinquishing control of the social media juggernaut he founded.

Facebook was not immediately available for comment.

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