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Comment: Microsoft, Amazon hope biometric privacy arguments in US court will fare better than Facebook's

By Mike Swift
  • 13 Dec 2021 20:15
  • 13 Dec 2021 21:04
Microsoft and Amazon have asked a US judge in Seattle to rule them blameless under an Illinois privacy law for downloading a biometric database of roughly 1 million faces, arguing that because they did no facial-recognition processing within Illinois, they aren’t liable under that state law.

The parallel arguments made by Amazon and

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