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Privacy rights class action vs Shutterfly over face tagging cleared to proceed

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 25, 2016, 5:18pm

Weeks after a federal judge rejected Shutterfly’s request to dismiss the case, a Chicago man has formally asked the court to certify a class of perhaps thousands of other plaintiffs in his legal action alleging the popular online photo sharing site violated privacy rights under Illinois law when it created a system allowing photos to be stored and searched using facial recognition technology.