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Google Wins Pause of California Photo Dataset Lawsuit for Now

Feb. 16, 2021, 8:54 PM

Google LLC convinced a federal judge in California to pause a proposed class action brought by an internet user who claims the tech giant violated Illinois’ biometric information privacy act.

Steven Vance’s lawsuit against Google must wait until a federal court in Illinois resolves his related claims against International Business Machines, Judge Beth Labson Freeman said Feb. 12 for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Steven Vance’s case against Google arises out of similar factual and legal circumstances as his Illinois Biometric Information Privacy case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, ...