Biometric Privacy Suits After Facebook Face-Scan Class Cert.

By Gregory Abrams and Lauren Steinhaeuser (August 26, 2019, 3:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently greenlighted a class action against Facebook based on alleged procedural violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. With the BIPA authorizing damages of $1,000 for each negligent violation, or $5,000 for each intentional or reckless violation,[1] and a class implicating potentially millions of Facebook users,[2] the potential exposure at stake is staggering....

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