class action lawsuits

Facebook Settles BIPA Lawsuit for $550 Million

Facebook Settles BIPA Lawsuit for $550 Million

Three Illinois law firms have reached a record-breaking settlement with Facebook in a class-action lawsuit that concerns the tech giant’s alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). According to the terms of the settlement, Facebook must set aside a $550 million cash fund for the plaintiffs, whose facial biometrics were scanned without…

Juul Feels the Heat with Class Action BIPA Lawsuit

Juul Feels the Heat with Class Action BIPA Lawsuit

Juul Labs has become the latest company to get hit with an Illinois class action lawsuit for gathering biometric information without proper consent. The e-cigarette manufacturer uses biometrics to verify the ages of customers on its website, and while the information does allow Juul to confirm that online shoppers are legally old enough to purchase…

WeWork Among Latest Caught in BIPA Net

WeWork Among Latest Caught in BIPA Net

A lawsuit has been filed in Illinois against WeWork, global real-estate company and provider of shared office space, alleging the use of facial recognition scans without consent. The plaintiff in the case, Elliot Osborne, alleges that “When individuals arrive at a WeWork office space, each Defendant requires them to have their facial geometry scanned to…

Ninth Circuit Court Allows Class Action Lawsuit Against Facebook to Proceed

Ninth Circuit Court Allows Class Action Lawsuit Against Facebook to Proceed

The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has cleared the way for a class action lawsuit against Facebook, ruling that “Facebook users located in Illinois for whom Facebook created and stored a face template after June 7, 2011,” are indeed a certified class entitled to legal representation. The ruling reaffirms the initial decision of Northern…