In a statement, a Facebook spokesperson said Licata's lawsuit was "without merit" and that the company plans to "defend ourselves vigorously", the Mashable reported.
Facebook introduced tag suggestions in 2010 as a way to make tagging photos easier. The feature automatically suggests tags for the faces of people you're friends with and improves over time as you tag more photos. Although Facebook provides a way users can disable the feature, Licata's lawyer said this doesn't go far enough.
"If he changed the privacy setting, that wouldn't change anything because Facebook had taken his data and they're holding on to it," Licata's attorney Jay Edelson was quoted as saying.