Facebook told Fox Business in a statement, “We are pleased to have reached a settlement so we can move past this matter, which is in the best interest of our community and our shareholder.”
Facebook used the automatic photo recognition technology from 2015. When users uploaded photos with other users, the platform’s photo tagging tool showed the users’ names and made the process easier. To make things easier for Facebook users, the company added this feature to its photo upload. In September 2019, the social media giant updated the Facial recognition policy and added the user consent option to it.
Attorney Jay Edelson, in a tweet, celebrated the settlement, “One of the key takeaways is the Court’s laser focus on innovative notice and ensuring unprecedented claims rates.”