Facebook Fights Class Cert. Bids In Biometric Privacy Row

Law360, New York (January 29, 2018, 9:58 PM EST) -- Facebook fired back Friday at bids to certify a pair of related class actions accusing it of unlawfully storing facial scans, telling a California federal judge that the plaintiffs have failed to show any common harm and that the requests are nothing more than last-ditch attempts to save their claims.

A group of Facebook users as well as non-user Frederick Gullen separately moved last month to certify their class actions alleging that the social media giant violated Illinois’ stringent Biometric Information Privacy Act by failing to obtain meaningful consent before using its facial-recognition technology to analyze photographs uploaded to the site. 

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