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Facebook increases Illinois privacy settlement to $650 million to appease US federal judge

By Amy Miller
  • 23 Jul 2020 18:16
  • 23 Jul 2020 18:55

Facebook’s landmark deal settling claims its facial-recognition technology violated an Illinois privacy law has jumped to $650 million, the company told a federal judge in San Francisco today.

Last month, US District Judge James Donato blasted Facebook’s original $550 million proposal as insufficient, saying the individual payments to class members were too low

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Amy Miller

Senior Correspondent


Amy is responsible for the coverage of an array of regulatory and litigation issues pertaining to the Internet, including privacy, data security and antitrust. Formerly a legal reporter for the ALM media group, Miller has closely followed legal trends in Silicon Valley and covered corporate legal departments for online and print publications including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The Recorder. Miller is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is an award-winning journalist with expertise ranging from education and legal reporting to computer-assisted reporting.

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