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Snapchat Sued Again For Collecting Face Scans Without Consent

Aug. 8, 2022, 9:08 PM

Snapchat’s parent company must face another proposed class action alleging that the app scanned users’ faces and collected their biometric information without their consent, according to a new complaint filed in state court in Illinois.

Snap Inc. has been sued several times over allegations that it violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act by collecting users’ biometrics when they took photos of themselves with two popular app features, lenses and filters.

Brianna Boone, Ashley McClinton, and K.F.C., a minor, said in their Aug. 4. complaint that approximately 3.8 million individuals have had their biometrics scanned and collected by the app.

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