Judge Grants Google’s Motion for Summary Judgment in Biometric Data Privacy Case

    Mikaela Berst

    On December 29, 2018, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted Google’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed a lawsuit concerning biometric data privacy for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

    The case began in March 2016, when Plaintiffs Lindabeth Rivera and Joseph Weiss alleged that Google’s cloud-based facial recognition software violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by storing users’ biometric data without consent.

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