Illinois Trial Over Facial Recognition And Biometric Data

Biometrics are increasingly replacing the password for user identification.
Biometrics are increasingly replacing the password for user identification.
Biometrics are increasingly replacing the password for user identification.
Biometrics are increasingly replacing the password for user identification.

Illinois Trial Over Facial Recognition And Biometric Data

A lawsuit in federal court in Chicago has put facial recognition and one company that uses it in the hot seat. An Illinois man brought the suit against the image-publishing service Shutterfly after the company saved biometric data about his face without his consent. The state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act is one of the toughest in the nation. As a result, Illinois has been a hospitable environment for lawsuits related to how companies collect and store data about people’s faces, fingerprints and irises. The Shutterfly lawsuit in question could become a class action suit. Morning Shift talks to Northwestern University law professor Jim Speta about how the growing technology of facial recognition is being litigated in our state.