Security Camera Company Sheds Biometric Privacy Class Action (1)

July 28, 2021, 3:46 PM; Updated: July 28, 2021, 4:00 PM

A proposed biometric privacy class action against a security camera company was dismissed after an Illinois federal judge found the plaintiffs offered vague accusations but no plausible details on how the facial scans in question were allegedly collected.

Plaintiff Leroy Jacobs’ Biometric Information Privacy Act lawsuit is dismissed for this lack of specificity on the alleged violations, Judge Robert W. Gettleman wrote in an opinion filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Jacobs sued Hanwha Techwin America Inc. in state court in January, accusing the security camera company of violating BIPA. The company’s cameras ...

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