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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Google Collection and Use of Android Users’ Data Class Action

Consumers are becoming more protective of their private data. This class action has been brought against Google, LLC and its parent company, Alphabet, Inc. for their alleged “monitoring, collection, and misuse of Plaintiff’s and Class members’ sensitive personal data without obtaining meaningful consent or providing adequate disclosures as required by law.”  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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Google Collection of Information Even in “Private” Modes Class Action

This class action brings suit against Google, LLC and its parent company, Alphabet, Inc. The complaint claims that Google purports to protect users’ privacy while tracking and collecting browser history and other activity data without users’ knowledge or permission.  Read more

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Clearview AI Facial Image Database BIPA Illinois Class Action

Clearview AI, Inc. “has created one of the largest proprietary databases in the world consisting of images of individuals[,] says the complaint for this class action. But it also alleges that the company has violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by wrongfully obtaining and using those images.  Read more

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UPMC Websites Send Patient Info to Third Parties Pennsylvania Class Action

UPMC owns and operates health care properties in Pennsylvania. It also operates online sites and encourages patients to participate in them. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that UPMC uses these sites to share patient information with other parties, thus breaching patient confidentiality and violating wiretapping laws, among other things.  Read more

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IBM Collection and Sharing of Facial Geometry BIPA Class Action

Biometric identifiers are being used increasingly to identify people. Fingerprints and hand scans are now common. This class action involves facial geometry. The complaint alleges that International Business Machines Company (IBM) violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) when it scanned the facial geometry of about a million faces from photographs and built a  Read more

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America’s Test Kitchen Sale of Subscriber Info Michigan Class Action

Michigan has a Preservation of Personal Privacy Act (PPPA) that forbids the selling of magazine subscriber information to third parties. The complaint for this class action alleges that America’s Test Kitchen, LP (ATK) violated this law by selling the information of subscribers to Cook’s Illustrated and other publications.  Read more

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