Biometric data privacy lawsuits against Amazon, Clearview survive dismissal appeals
Neither Amazon nor Clearview AI made progress this week fending off biometric privacy lawsuits filed in the United States. The argument did not specifically address the connection between plaintiffs and the state or lack thereof, however, the judge ruled in a decision reposted by Law360. The agency found that it had violating several articles of the European Union’s General Data Protection Rule with its facial recognition service. Plaintiffs Steven Vance and Tim Janecyk had asked Judge James Robart to reject that request (in case 2:20-cv-01084), arguing (also for the second time) that Amazon used the biometric data – gathered from Illinois residents — to a not-insignificant extent, according to trade publication Law360.
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