Microsoft Hit With Suit Over Uber Drivers' Facial ID Checks

Law360 (May 17, 2021, 9:34 PM EDT) -- Microsoft has been hit with state court biometric privacy claims by a proposed class of Illinois drivers who say the company's facial recognition technology unlawfully collected and used their facial data when they verified their identities on Uber's mobile app.

The lawsuit Illinois driver Mario Pena launched last week claims the facial recognition software Microsoft developed and markets to other companies, including Uber, violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by collecting and using the facial biometric associated with photos the drivers upload during Uber's real-time ID check process without first obtaining their informed consent.

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