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People suing Google over facial geometry scans of photos must prove real harm, not just 'feel aggrieved': Judge
Saying the plaintiffs bringing the action must show how they were actually harmed, a Chicago federal judge has closed the window on a class action lawsuit accusing Google of violating an Illinois privacy law by automatically creating and storing face scans of people in photos uploaded to its Google Photos service.
A Chicago federal judge will allow a class action lawsuit to proceed against Shutterfly over its face tagging software, rejecting the online photo sharing company’s request to delete the action accusing it of violating an Illinois biometric privacy law.
A Chicago federal judge has refused Google’s request to delete a class action lawsuit accusing the tech titan of violating an Illinois law by automatically creating and storing face scans of people in photos uploaded to its cloud-based Google Photos service without first collecting written authorization from those whose faces were scanned.
Google has become the latest titan of the digital age to face legal action under an Illinois law over the use of facial recognition technology and photo sharing.
Judge tosses Illinois privacy law class action vs Facebook over photo tagging; California cases still pending
A federal judge has dismissed an Illinois man’s attempted class action lawsuit against Facebook, contending the social media provider’s photo sharing platform violates Illinois privacy law. In dismissing the matter, however, the judge said the court in this case only lacked jurisdiction to rule in the matter, and stopped short of rendering an opinion on the lawsuit’s allegations against Facebook.
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.