Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA)

Analyzing the Clearview AI face recognition lawsuits

Clearview AI, an app creator that was the subject of a chilling New York Times exposé last month, was just hit with its third class action lawsuit. Clearview scraped images from social media websites to generate a face-recognition database, then licensed the app to law-enforcement and other entities. Here are the three complaints: Mutnick v. Clearview AI, Inc., Case No. 1:20-cv-00512 (E.D. Ill., filed Jan. 22, 2020) Hall v. Clearview AI, Inc.

Google hit with face recognition lawsuit

Google Hit With Class Action Under Illinois Biometric Privacy Law Over Facial Recognition , The Recorder (Feb. 7, 2020). The case, Molander v. Google LLC (No. 5:20-cv-00918), is a class-action suit filed in the Northern District of California. It alleges that Google Photos’ face-recognition system violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. According to the complaint: Unbeknownst to the average consumer … Google’s proprietary facial recognition technology scans each and every photo uploaded to the cloud-based Google Photos for faces, extracts geometric data relating to the unique points and contours (i.