Facebook Users' Biometric Privacy Suit Will Go Forward

Law360 (May 14, 2018, 9:12 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge Monday ruled that a certified class action on behalf of Illinois Facebook users alleging that the social media giant unlawfully collects biometric data from the tagging of their photos "will go forward," in one of the first major tests of the scope of the Midwestern state's Biometric Information Privacy Act.

In his ruling that rejected competing bids for quick wins, U.S. District Judge James Donato noted that the parties had filed more than 100 pages of briefs for their cross-motions in the case, accompanied by several hundred pages of documents and emails, deposition testimony, expert opinions and other exhibits....

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