Facebook announced it will pay $550 million to settle a lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology. Facebook users in Illinois brought the case, claiming that the company’s service, Tag Suggestions, violates the Illinois biometric privacy law. The law states that all companies must receive written permission to collect a person’s facial scan or other biological identifiers. Facebook’s Tag Suggestions uses face-matching software to identify the names of people in photos. The Illinois case claims this data was taken without users’ permission and without any information on how long Facebook would keep the data. Facebook denies the claims but agreed to settle the lawsuit.