Global network reporter Hou Jiaxin: Facebook is facing the latest accusation of illegally collecting biological data from users, this time with instagram, a social networking site owned by Facebook, according to a report on August 12. The latest lawsuit was filed in Redwood City State Court in San Francisco Bay area, California on August 10, according to the report. In the latest lawsuit, Facebook is accused of collecting, storing and profiting from more than 100 million instagram users’ biological data without their informed consent. According to the report, Illinois resident Kelly Whelan said she has been using instagram regularly since 2011, saying in her lawsuit that it violates the state’s privacy laws, which prohibit unauthorized collection of biological information. Under the law, a company can be fined $1000 for each violation, and up to $5000 if the act is reckless or intentional. “This lawsuit is groundless” and “instagram does not use face recognition technology,” Facebook spokesman Stephanie Stephanie said in a statement regarding the latest lawsuit. However, the reality seems to be different from what the spokesman said. Last month, Facebook paid $650 million to settle a lawsuit, according to the company. In the lawsuit, the company was accused of illegally collecting user’s biological data through photo tagging tools.