Facebook Row Fair Game For Ill. Privacy Law, 9th Circ. Told
Law360 (December 18, 2018, 10:39 PM EST) -- Several privacy groups are pushing the Ninth Circuit to uphold a ruling that certified a class of Illinois users who claim that Facebook's face-scanning practices violate the state's biometric privacy law, arguing Monday that requiring consumers to prove actual damages rather than allowing them to rely solely on statutory violations would "gut" the robust privacy statute.
The dispute came before the Ninth Circuit in May, when the appellate court agreed to take up Facebook's challenge to a district court ruling that certified a class of Illinois users for whom the social media giant created and stored facial recognition algorithms after June 7,...
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