Clearview Wants Biometric Privacy Suits Out Of Ill.

By Celeste Bott (April 28, 2020, 7:07 PM EDT) -- Facial recognition technology company Clearview AI urged an Illinois federal court Monday to stay litigation over its controversial searchable face database until jurisdictional questions are resolved, suggesting that both Chicago and New York lawyers are angling to be appointed lead plaintiffs' counsel.

Clearview contends the lawsuits filed in Illinois — which allege the company violated the state's landmark biometric privacy law by extracting without permission Illinois residents' personal data from photos posted on social media websites — should be transferred to the Southern District of New York, where four similar putative class actions are already pending.

"By the end of March,...

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