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WeWork Urges Court to Toss Biometric Tracking Privacy Lawsuit

Jan. 28, 2020, 6:25 PM

WeWork is urging an Illinois federal judge to toss claims it tracked people in its office spaces without consent, arguing that the allegations are vague.

Plaintiff Elliott Osborne didn’t show a violation of the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act in a Nov. 5 lawsuit, which is also barred by a one-year statute of limitations, WeWork told the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Monday.

The shared workplace provider is among a range of companies, including IBM Corp. and Clearview AI, that are trying to beat lawsuits under the Illinois biometric law, which carries penalties of up ...