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Facebook, the company that owns Instagram, is again facing legal problems in relation to respecting the
privacy of its users
On this occasion, the origin of the lawsuit would be that
Instagram had accessed (intentionally and without permission) the cameras of its users' mobile phones
, according to the plaintiff's version.
The lawsuit has its origin in press reports that emerged a few weeks ago, which discovered that Instagram was accessing the cameras of users' mobile phones when
they were not using them
At that time, Facebook claimed that it was
a code error
to appear that Instagram was accessing the cameras of iPhones.
However, the plaintiff, Brittany Conditi, alleges in her submission that it was an
intentional and "lucrative" operation
for the purpose of "collecting important data from users that they otherwise would not have been able to access."
The lawsuit, which has been filed in a federal court in San Francisco, continues to assure that "by obtaining
extremely intimate and private data
from users, including inside their homes."
In this way, he points out, Instagram and Facebook are able to collect "
very valuable information
in market studies."
According to the criteria of The Trust Project
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