In re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation

Updated: April 21, 2015
Status: Ongoing Case
On April 21, 2015, Labaton Sucharow filed a class action complaint on behalf of certain Illinois Facebook users and non-users alleging violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by Facebook. Specifically, the complaint alleges that Facebook violates the statute by virtue of its facial recognition software that collects and stores biometric information, in the form of face templates extracted from photographs uploaded to the website, in connection with its “Tag Suggestions” feature without first obtaining informed written consent. The parties have briefed the defendant’s motion to dismiss, and the case continues to be actively litigated in federal court in the Northern District of California.