Ancestry.com Fights Attempt to Revive Yearbook Photo Privacy Row

Dec. 2, 2021, 8:40 PM

Ancestry.com asked a federal judge in California on Thursday not to reinstate a lawsuit by California residents who claim the genealogy giant’s inclusion of their photos in its Yearbook database violated their privacy rights, because no intervening change in law justifies bringing it back.

Meredith Callahan and Lawrence Geoffrey Abraham hit Ancestry.com with the proposed class action in November 2020, accusing the company of misappropriating their likenesses and unjustly enriching itself by using their yearbook photos to solicit paying subscribers to its platform. The case was dismissed with prejudice in June when the U.S. District Court for the Northern District ...

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