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Students sue Google for allegedly collecting their data

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

06th Apr, 2020. 11:43 pm
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2 students from Midwestern state of the US, Illinois are prosecuting Google for allegedly collecting their data including face scans through the search giant’s software tools.

According to the details, the lawsuit has filed on Thursday in a federal court in San Jose, California. The children, H.K. and J.C. in the complaint, are suing through their father.

Clinton Farwell, the father of children has filed the case on the behalf of their offspring.

The complaint said that Google is using its services to create face templates and “voiceprints” of children.

It collects the data across the country with Chromebooks and free access to G Suite for Education apps (Gmail, Calendar and Google Docs).

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Earlier on March 10, A delegation of Facebook’s Asia Pacific headquarters’ visited the office of Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Wajid Zia to discuss issues of cooperation and data sharing between FIA and Facebook.

According to the details, a team headed by Amber Hawkes, Head of Safety Policy and Michael Yoon, Manager Trust and Safety, held a discussion with Director General FIA Wajid Zia regarding mutual collaboration and cooperation in data sharing as well as cyber crime awareness among social media users in Pakistan.

The Facebook team agreed on expediting sharing of relevant information when required by FIA’s Cyber Crime Wing in connection with their investigations.

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