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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Case Title

Norberg v. Shutterfly, Inc. et al


Case Number

1:15-cv-05351

Court

Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

190(Contract: Other)

Judge

Honorable Charles R. Norgle, Sr

Date Filed

June 17, 2015


Case Title

Gullen v. Facebook, Inc.


Case Number

1:15-cv-07681

Court

Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

890(Other Statutory Actions)

Judge

Honorable Jorge L. Alonso

Date Filed

August 31, 2015

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