Google Tries To Bring Face ID 'Arms Race' Suit To A Halt

By Mike LaSusa (September 24, 2020, 6:25 PM EDT) -- Google has asked a California federal judge to toss or pause a suit accusing the company of stepping on the privacy rights of Illinois residents in the course of an "arms race" to develop facial recognition products, arguing the law cited by the plaintiffs doesn't apply outside the Prairie State.

Google LLC filed two motions Wednesday, one seeking a stay and the other seeking a dismissal of the suit brought earlier this year as part of a wave of similar actions against other tech companies including Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Facefirst Inc.

The cases were brought under the Illinois' Biometric...

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