Shutterfly Asks Judge To Nix Face Template Class Action

Law360, New York (August 4, 2015, 5:00 PM EDT) -- Shutterfly Inc. has urged an Illinois federal judge to dismiss a putative class action accusing the company of violating a state law protecting residents' control over their biometric data by using facial recognition technology to create face templates from photographs, saying that the law specifically excludes photographs.

Online image publisher Shutterfly and its subsidiary ThisLife LLC told the court on Friday that the 2008 Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act unequivocally and clearly states that photographs, and any information derived from photographs, are beyond its reach. Therefore,...
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