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Apple Must Face Bulk Of Illinois Privacy Suit In Federal Court

June 15, 2021, 8:00 PM

Apple Inc. must face in Illinois federal court two claims accusing the technology giant of collecting data from users’ photos via its facial recognition features without consent, while a third claim will go back to state court.

Roslyn Hazlitt and other named plaintiffs sued Apple on March 2, 2020, in the Circuit Court for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in St. Clair County, Ill. Their would-be class action alleged violations of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act through Apple’s collection, possession, and profiting off of their facial geometries.

Apple removed the action to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of ...

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