Privacy & Data Security Law News

Apple Challenges Ruling That Let Photo Privacy Suit Continue

Nov. 25, 2020, 6:33 PM

Apple Inc. is challenging a recent court ruling allowing consumers to pursue claims that the company invades privacy by collecting data from their photos without consent.

One of the consumers’ claims should be tossed for failing to show that Apple profited from their data, the company said in a filing Monday seeking an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

The suit alleges that a facial recognition feature in Apple’s Photos app violates Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act. The feature scans for faces so that people can be tagged in photos, according to the potential class...

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