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Facebook Urges Arbitration of Instagram Users’ BIPA Lawsuit

Feb. 26, 2021, 8:58 PM

Instagram users who say their biometric information was collected by the social media site in violation of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act should be forced to individually arbitrate their claims rather than pursue a class action in federal court, Facebook Inc. told a California federal court.

The three named plaintiffs—two adults and one minor—each agreed to arbitration agreements found in Instagram’s terms of use in 2013, 2018, and again in 2020, according to Facebook’s motion to compel arbitration filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The users also received several notifications about the updates ...

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