A new alleged security scandal is shaking the earth around Facebook. The social network owned by Mark Zuckerberg is facing a new series of accusations that it has illegally collected users' biometric data using an app it owns: Instagram.
The cause, according to the reconstructions made by Bloomberg, would have been filed last Monday in the state court in Redwood City, California. Facebook is accused of having collected, stored and profited from the biometric data of over 100 million Instagram users, obviously unaware of this and who would not have given their consent.
Such a practice would be contrary to this provided by the Illinois privacy law, which prohibits the unauthorized collection of biometric data and could therefore force Facebook to pay a fine of between $ 1,000 and $ 5,000 per violation.
This is yet another problem related to privacy for Facebook, the second even in just over a month after the case that emerged at the beginning of July in which the same social network illustrated that the developers would continue to receive information from the last ones even after the term of 90 days from the last use of the app. The company, at least for the moment, has not made any official comments.