Apple Can't Duck Facial Recognition Privacy Class Action

Law360 (November 12, 2020, 4:40 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge on Thursday refused to let Apple Inc. escape a class action alleging that it violates state law through its facial recognition software, finding that the proposed class' allegations that the company illegally collects and stores face scans can proceed.

Apple must face a suit accusing it of flouting Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act by collecting people's biometric identifiers — the scans of their facial geometry — without their consent, a federal judge said. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

U.S. District Chief Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel sent two of the three claims by Roslyn Hazlitt, Richard Robinson and Yolanda...

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