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Snap and Minor Must Arbitrate Biometrics Dispute, 7th Cir. Says

March 25, 2022, 4:55 PM

An Illinois minor will arbitrate her Biometric Information Privacy Act claims against Snapchat’s parent company, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that an arbitrator must determine whether Snap Inc.'s terms and conditions still apply to the minor despite her age.

The minor, who joined Snapchat when she was 11 years old by lying about her age, contends that Snapchat didn’t obtain her consent for its facial recognition features, in violation of Illinois’ biometric privacy laws.

Although the minor signed Snap’s terms and conditions that require disputes to be arbitrated, she argued that the arbitration clause ...