5 BIPA Cases That Moved The Needle In 2020

By Celeste Bott (December 17, 2020, 11:46 AM EST) -- A $650 million Facebook settlement and appellate rulings on standing and preemption were among the major developments in the evolving landscape of biometric privacy litigation in Illinois in 2020, as the state's landmark law exploded to national prominence.

The negotiated resolution of privacy claims in the Facebook lawsuit — in which the social media giant was accused of using facial recognition technology without users' consent to fuel its photo tag suggestion feature — made enough waves this year to put companies doing business in Illinois on guard about claims under the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act.

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