7th Circ. Won't Keep Clearview BIPA Case In Federal Court

By Lauraann Wood (January 14, 2021, 9:16 PM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit held Thursday that a lower court correctly sent back to state court a biometric privacy lawsuit against facial recognition technology company Clearview AI, saying the residents who sued were free to avoid federal court by narrowing their claims.  

Emphasizing that "allegations matter" when it comes to determining an individual's standing to pursue a biometric privacy claim in federal court, a three-judge panel said "it's no secret" that Illinois residents Melissa Thornley, Deborah Benjamin-Koller and Josue Herrera took care to accuse Clearview AI of unlawfully profiting from pictures it scanned on the internet without also alleging they suffered a...

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