lawsuits

Dr. Pepper Employee BIPA Violation Lawsuit Moved to Federal Court

Dr. Pepper Employee BIPA Violation Lawsuit Moved to Federal Court

A lawsuit that was filed by an employee against soft drink maker Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc. in Illinois that claims the company violated the state’s biometric privacy laws has been moved to a federal court at the request of the defendant. The plaintiff for the case — Gio Villanueva, an employee of Dr. Pepper in…

ACLU Sues FBI, DOJ, and DEA Over Facial Recognition Documents

ACLU Sues FBI, DOJ, and DEA Over Facial Recognition Documents

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Justice Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration in an effort to compel the agencies to hand over information about their use of facial recognition technology. The information was first requested in a Freedom of Information Act filing submitted in January of this…

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…

NEC Australia Takes Gov’t to Court to Recover Costs from Cancelled Biometric Project

NEC Australia is taking the Australian government to court for the unexpected termination of a Biometric Identification Services (BIS) contract. The contract in question was first signed in 2016, when Australia’s CrimTrac (now the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission) enlisted NEC Australia to upgrade the biometric capabilities of Australia’s state, federal, and territorial police. The BIS…

Goodix Accuses Egis of Fingerprint Sensor Patent Infringement

Goodix Accuses Egis of Fingerprint Sensor Patent Infringement

“The accusation specifically concerns Goodix’s In-display Fingerprint Sensor, which was released in 2017 and has since been integrated into more than 50 smartphone models, including Huawei’s P30 series and Vivo’s Nex S…” Goodix Technology has accused Egis Technology of patent infringement, filing a complaint with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court to settle the matter. Goodix…

Pivotal Biometrics Lawsuit Gets Underway Before Illinois Supreme Court

Pivotal Biometrics Lawsuit Gets Underway Before Illinois Supreme Court

A case that could ultimately defang Illinois’ biometric privacy law is now underway before the state’s Supreme Court. It revolves around the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, or BIPA, a law passed back in 2008 that essentially requires organizations to obtain informed consent from individuals before collecting their biometric data. The biometric revolution in consumer…

Goodix Responds to FPC Patent Lawsuit

Goodix Responds to FPC Patent Lawsuit

“Notably, the companies’ characterizations of the allegation itself differ in one important way.” Goodix has responded to Fingerprint Cards‘ recent allegation of patent infringement, asserting in a statement that FPC’s lawsuit filed with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court “is without merit.” The Shenzhen-based company added that “it will vigorously defend itself” against the allegation. Notably,…

Valencell Lawsuits Accuse Apple, Fitbit of Patent Infringement

Valencell Lawsuits Accuse Apple, Fitbit of Patent Infringement

Update: A spokesperson from Fitbit has approached FindBiometrics with the company’s official statement regarding Valencell’s lawsuit allegations described in the article below. It is as follows (-PBC): “As the pioneer and leader in the connected health and fitness market, Fitbit has independently developed and delivered innovative product offerings to empower its customers to lead healthier, more…