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Photo Tagging Lawsuit for Facebook

There is a privacy lawsuit against Facebook’s photo-tagging feature, which is all set to go ahead. Recently the judge rejected the social network’s request to have it dismissed. According to the American law, there is a ban on the collection and storage of biometric data without explicit consent. Result of this law violation can lead to the trial.

According to the proofs, which are given so far, Facebook uses a certain kind of face geometry for every user, whose photo is being tagged on this social media platform. This geometric facial scanning is done without the consent of the users, thus, it is against the law.

It is also surprising that this issue with Facebook’s photo tagging feature has been in function since 2010. With the help of facial recognition software, Facebook identifies the users in any photograph and give the option of tagging them automatically. However, it is in the hands of the user sharing a particular picture whether to tag these people or not.

Recently, a similar kind of photo tagging allegation was also put on Google. So, the American government has banned this function in some states. On the other hand, Facebook argues that the laws are not applicable to the tools and software used by Facebook. Keeping in mind all these complexities and IT laws for social media websites, it is noteworthy that there are no such laws governed in Pakistan. The government of Pakistan needs to go beyond just the cybercrime bill for user security.

Afreen is a young writer and visionary towards life predominantly. I believe that writing is similar to life; it inspires surprises and creates. Being a Literature Masters, I am passionate about viewing the world with literary spectacle. Solely in love with this beautiful part of Universe called Pakistan, I am creating words and ideas for CharchaGuru.

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