Privacy & Data Security Law News

Facebook Scanned Faces Without Consent, Litigant Says

Sept. 14, 2018, 8:45 PM

Biometric scanning claims against Facebook Inc. were wrongfully dismissed because experts couldn’t agree on how facial recognition technology is used at the company, a consumer alleged in a biometric privacy case before the Ninth Circuit.

Although it is being heard in California, the case was brought under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. BIPA is unique among such U.S. laws because it includes a private right for individuals to sue. Federal courts have issued 22 opinions under the law, according to Bloomberg Law data.

BIPA litigation has been brought against Alphabet Inc.'s Google, Facebook, Shutterfly Inc., and Take-Two Interactive Inc.,...

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