in Newswire Published on August 13, 2020

Class Action Alleges Facebook Secretly Harvests Instagram Users’ Facial Scans [UPDATE]

by Corrado Rizzi

Last Updated on April 19, 2022

Whalen v. Facebook, Inc.

Filed: August 10, 2020 § 20-CIV-03346

A class action claims Facebook has illegally harvested the facial scans of more than 100 million Instagram users, including those protected by an Illinois privacy law.


Facebook, Inc.




Technology Privacy

Case Updates

April 19, 2022 – Lawsuit Sent to Arbitration

September 4, 2020 – Facebook Hit with Another Case Alleging Illegal Facial Scanning on Instagram

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Last Updated on April 19, 2022 — 3:39 PM

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