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Company: Facebook
Current Parent CompanyMeta Platforms Inc.
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Penalty: $650,000,000
Year: 2021
Date: February 1, 2021
Offense Group: consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: privacy violation
Mega-ScandalOnline Privacy
Violation Description: Facebook agreed to pay $650 million to settle litigation alleging it violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by collecting facial data from users without their consent.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Northern District of California
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 3:15cv3747
Case Name: In Re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: California
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: information technology
Specific Industry of Current Parent: internet services
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