Google Gets Sued Over Face Recognition, Joining Facebook And Shutterfly In Battle Over Biometric Privacy In Illinois
Christopher Zara reports that Google is the latest firm to be sued under Illinois law over face-recognition:
Lindabeth Rivera, a resident of Chicago, claims in the lawsuit that a Google Photos user took approximately 11 pictures of her with an Android-based smartphone that automatically captured the images and uploaded them to Google Photos. After the upload, Google software allegedly scanned Rivera’s unique face geometry and created a template of her face.
Rivera claims she does not use Google Photos or even own an Android phone, thereby making her an unwitting participant in what her lawyers describe as an ambitious data-collection scheme on the part of the Mountain View, California, search giant.
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