Facebook Biometric Privacy Ruling Offers Plaintiffs On-Ramp

By Allison Grande (March 9, 2018, 9:04 PM EST) -- A California federal court last week refused to find that real-world harm was required for Facebook users and non-users to move forward with their claims under Illinois' unique biometric privacy law, backing a lower threshold for entry and giving plaintiffs at least a short-term boost, attorneys say.

The separate but related rulings handed down by U.S. District Judge James Donato in a dispute that is widely viewed as one of the first major tests of the scope and reach of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act piled onto the uncertainty surrounding what types of harm can support claims under the statute...

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