The world’s largest search engine had a lawsuit filed against it by its users, allegedly stating that Google had violated the privacy of its users by utilizing facial recognition software to examine their photos without their consent.
U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang in Chicago dismissed it referring to an absence of “concrete injuries” to the offended parties.
The original suit was known to have been documented in March 2016, a user sued Google for supposedly transferring their information to Google Photos by means of using the facial recognition software and further scanning it in order to create a template of their face without their permission, all the while crossing paths with a unique Illinois law.
In spite of the fact that Google is the first among those well-known who violated the law explicitly as Snapchat and Facebook also have had faced lawsuits for the same , Google emerges as the first to prevail upon a dismissal of a lawsuit over the biometric security act.
Google’s triumph comes in the midst of open public backlash against the U.S. technology goliaths over misusing of user information and expanded the further examination of privacy policies.