9th Circ. Sends Facebook Face-Scan Class Action To Trial

Law360 (August 8, 2019, 12:08 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday cleared the way for trial in a certified class action alleging Facebook's face-scanning practices violate Illinois' unique biometric privacy law, ruling that the plaintiffs have alleged a sufficiently concrete injury to support their class claims.

The Ninth Circuit on Thursday refused to decertify a class of Facebook users accusing the company of violating Illinois law with its face-scanning practices. (AP) In a 24-page published opinion, the three-judge appellate panel unanimously rejected Facebook's argument that the lower court's certification decision should be overturned because the plaintiffs had failed to allege the type of concrete injury necessary to...

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