Lourdes Turrecha was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle and by govtech.com about a recent federal ruling that approved a $650 million class-action settlement to be paid by Facebook, settling claims it violated privacy laws by storing biometric data, like facial scans, without getting users’ sign-off first.

“This settlement is a big win for consumer privacy, in line with global regulatory scrutiny over privacy-invasive practices and consumer sentiment in favor of privacy,” Lourdes Turrecha, a professor who studies privacy technology and law at Santa Clara University School of Law, wrote in an email to The Chronicle.