Facebook Can't Use Spokeo To Kill Biometric Data Class Row

By Kat Greene (February 26, 2018, 10:30 PM EST) -- Facebook Inc. can't shake a proposed class action over the social media site's collection of biometric data, according to a California federal court's ruling Monday that the U.S. Supreme Court's Spokeo decision doesn't override an Illinois state law on privacy.

U.S. District Judge James Donato concluded that, because Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act gives residents the right to deny permission to collect their facial information, the Facebook users didn't have to go any further to show they had standing to bring their claims, according to Monday's decision.

Facebook had argued, among other things, that the U.S. Supreme Court's May 2016 decision...

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