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Amazon Biometric Privacy Suit Partially Sent Back to State Court

Jan. 24, 2022, 9:33 PM

Several biometric privacy claims against Amazon.com Inc. were returned to state court because they didn’t meet the injury-in-fact standard necessary to merit standing in federal court, an Illinois federal judge found.

But two other claims that Amazon violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act with its Alexa device may proceed in federal court since those did meet the injury-in-fact threshold, Judge Stephen P. McGlynn wrote in an order filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

April Schaeffer sued Amazon in Illinois state court in July, accusing the e-commerce giant of violating BIPA by collecting and ...

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