Facebook's Interactive Tech Swings Balance In Biometric Suit

Law360, New York (January 22, 2016, 10:27 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge on Thursday took a narrow view of jurisdiction in nixing a putative class action accusing Facebook of violating the state’s unique biometric data privacy law, a win for the social media giant — in the wake of a ruling against Shutterfly on nearly identical claims — that attorneys attribute to its passive system for collecting information. 

U.S. District Judge Jorge L. Alonso’s dismissal on the grounds that Facebook did not have sufficient contacts with Illinois to warrant the court’s jurisdiction over the...
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