Facebook Facial Scans Biometric Privacy Settlement

Facebook is paying $650 million to settle an Illinois class action alleging that its “Tag Suggestions” and other features involving facial scans violated the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Under the law, companies can’t collect, store, or use biometric information without first giving the subjects notice and obtaining their consent. The case alleges that  Read more

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Facebook Collects Instagram Facial Geometry Scans BIPA Class Action

Facebook, Inc. owns the Instagram social media platform. The complaint for this class action alleges, “Earlier this year Facebook agreed to pay $650 million to settle a class action that accuses the company of illegally harvesting the protected biometrics of users of its Facebook platform. As set forth below, Facebook also illegally harvests the protected  Read more

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TikTok Scans Facial Geometry Without Consent Illinois BIPA Class Action

TikTok, Inc. is one of the fastest-growing social media platforms in the US. The complaint for this class action brings suit against TikTok and its parent company ByteDance, Inc. for allegedly collecting storing, and using the biometric information and biometric identifiers of its users without the users’ knowledge or consent, in violation of Illinois’s Biometric  Read more

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Ring Video Cameras Collection and Use of Biometrics Illinois BIPA Class Action

Ring, LLC sells video doorbells, which the complaint for this class action calls “‘smart doorbells’ that allow homeowners … to see, hear, and speak to visitors from the homeowners’ phone, tablet, and PC.” Now, the complaint claims, Ring has filed a patent application “that describes an advanced system of facial recognition” that would allow law  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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Lifespace Violations of Biometrics Rules BIPA Class Action

Biometric information is sensitive in a way that things like credit card numbers aren’t. If your credit card number is stolen, you can cancel it and get a new credit card with a different number. But if your fingerprints are stolen, you can’t get a new set of fingers. Still, more and more companies are  Read more

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Amazon Use of Facial Recognition Data BIPA Illinois Class Action

A number of tech companies are vying to be first in facial recognition. This technology offers a lucrative opportunity, but it also raises questions about individuals’ privacy. The complaint for this class action alleges that Amazon.com, Inc., in its efforts to succeed in this market, has violated Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).  Read more

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Microsoft Use of Facial Recognition Data BIPA Illinois Class Action

Facial recognition is an up-and-coming area of technology that both offers companies a potentially lucrative business and raises questions about individuals’ privacy. The complaint for this class action alleges that Microsoft Corporation, in its efforts to succeed in this market, has violated Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).  Read more

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TikTok Collection of Biometrics Without Consent Illinois Class Action

TikTok, Inc. is a very popular app that allows users to make, view, and share short videos. Many of its users are minors, which makes it all the more startling when this class action alleges that the company collects, stores, and uses biometric identifiers of the users and of others whose faces appear in their  Read more

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Flexicorps Biometric Identifiers BIPA Illinois Settlement

Flexicorps, Inc. is settling a class action claiming it violated Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Flexicorp allegedly collected and stored the hand scans or other biometric information of Illinois citizens without meeting the requirements of BIPA, including providing the subjects with disclosures and obtaining written consent.  Read more

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