Blue Otter Polarized Biometrics for Virtual Try-On Illinois BIPA Class Action

Blue Otter, LLC, which does business as Blue Otter Polarized, sells its sunglasses at its website, permitting customers to use a Virtual Try-On feature. But the complaint for this class action alleges that website visitors who use this feature are sometimes residents of Illinois, and that Blue Otter does not fulfill the requirements of an  Read more

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Microsoft Azure and Collection, Storage, and Use of Biometrics Illinois BIPA Class Action

Microsoft Corporation owns Microsoft Azure, which allows it to offer two platforms, one called simply Azure and Azure Cognitive Services (ACS), which may, among other things, allow the collection, storage, or use of biometrics among their operations. The complaint for this class action alleges that Microsoft has violated an Illinois law called the Biometric Information  Read more

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Pandora Jewelry Facial Scans for Virtual Try-Ons Illinois BIPA Class Action

Pandora Jewelry, LLC and Pandora EComm, LLC are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Danish jewelry company Pandora A/S. The Pandora website which sells the jewelry offers a Virtual Try-On feature that allows website visitors to see various pieces of jewelry superimposed on an image of themselves. Up until recently, the complaint for this class action alleges,  Read more

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Sysco Use of Facial Scans to Judge Driver Fatigue Illinois BIPA Class Action

Sysco Chicago, Inc. and its parent company, Sysco Corporation, have facial scans taken of the drivers operating their trucks and delivery vehicles, using facial recognition software provided by Samsara, Inc. This system is intended to monitor drivers’ fatigue and levels of distraction, but the complaint for this class action alleges that for drivers in Illinois,  Read more

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Walmart Takes Face Prints in Illinois Stores BIPA Class Action

Illinois has a state law that regulates the collection, storage, and use of biometrics, the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). This class action alleges that Walmart, Inc. did not fulfill the requirements of BIPA before taking camera recordings of the faces, or “faceprints,” of those who enter its stores in Illinois.  Read more

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Google Collection of Biometrics BIPA Illinois Settlement

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  Read more

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Estée Lauder Virtual Try-On Biometrics Collection Illinois BIPA Class Action

Companies nowadays are comfortable collecting large amounts of personal information from consumers—but should consumers be equally comfortable with this? At issue in this class action is the Virtual Try-On feature of Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. and the collection of facial scans in Illinois, without first meeting the requirements of the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act  Read more

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Jumio Facial Scans for Identity Verification for Airbnb Illinois Class Action

Jumio Corporation handles mobile payments and identity verification for Airbnb, among other companies. In providing this service, the complaint for this class action alleges, Jumio obtained photos of various people’s faces and of their government-issued IDs, and scanned and stored their facial geometry together with personally identifying information (PII). The complaint alleges that in taking,  Read more

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1-800 Contacts Got Facial Scans in Acquisition Illinois Class Action

It appears that 1-800 Contacts, Inc. acquired the facial scans of many individuals when it acquired a company called Ditto Technologies, Inc. This class action brings suit on behalf of those individuals who live in Illinois, alleging that 1-800 Contacts has violated a law of that state called the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which  Read more

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Instagram Collection of Facial Geometry Scans BIPA Class Action

Facebook, Inc. operates its own well-known social media platform and owns many other subsidiaries, including Instagram. Facebook agreed recently to pay $650 million to settle a class action alleging that, as this complaint puts it, “illegally harvesting the protected biometrics of users…” In this case, the complaint alleges that Facebook did the same with the  Read more

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