Google Collection of Biometrics BIPA Illinois Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Google, LLC has agreed to pay $100 million to settle a number of class actions alleging it violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The complaints alleged it collected and stored the biometrics of people who appeared in photos in Google Photos, by scanning their faces in order to group them, without giving them the required notice or getting their consent.

Docket Number:


Company: Google, LLC

Filing Deadline: September 24, 2022

Class Period: May 1, 2015 to April 25, 2022

Objection Deadline: August 10, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: August 10, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: September 28, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You must sign an affirmation on the Claim Form, but you do not have to provide proof.


You may be eligible if, at any time between May 1, 2015 and April 25, 2022, you appeared in a photo in Google Photos while you were an Illinois resident.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Equal share of the net settlement fund, estimated to be between $200 and $400. Final amounts may be more or less, depending on other amounts to be paid from the settlement fund and on the number of valid claims received.

Total Settlement Amount: $100,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Up to $5,000

Law Firms:
Ahdoot & Wolfson
Bursor & Fisher
Carey Rodriguez Milian Gonya

Claim Form: Google Collection of Biometrics BIPA Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Rivera, et al. v. Google LLC

Settlement Website: Google Collection of Biometrics BIPA Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Postlethwaite & Netterville

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Rivera, et al. v. Google LLC Settlement
c/o Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 5229
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Tags: BIPA, Biometric Data, Facial Scans, Taking/Storing/Using Biometric Data, Your Privacy