Vimeo's Facial Scans Violate Ill. Biometric Law, User Says

Law360 (September 20, 2019, 7:47 PM EDT) -- Vimeo Inc. is creating and storing “face templates” from videos and photos uploaded by users of an image-editing application without obtaining their consent, according to a proposed class action filed in Illinois state court Friday.

Prairie State resident Bradley Acaley says he downloaded Vimeo’s Magisto app and used it to edit photos and videos of himself and his family. But Acaley said the app used facial-recognition technology to map his face without his knowledge or permission.

“Immediately after upload to the Magisto app, Vimeo analyzed plaintiff's videos and photos by automatically locating and scanning plaintiff's face and by extracting geometric data...

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