SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge Monday denied Facebook’s bid to have a set of class actions brought over a photo tagging feature thrown out, ruling that plaintiffs have alleged concrete violations of their privacy rights under the test laid out in Spokeo.
U.S. District Judge James Donato of the Northern District of California based his decision denying Facebook’s motion to dismiss in large part on the language of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). He wrote that the law’s provisions leave “little question that the Illinois legislature codified a right of privacy in personal biometric information.”
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]