Maryam Casbarro of Davis Wright Tremaine has a litigation update in the firm’s monthly newsletter. The article begins:
A group of plaintiffs has accused Vimeo of “collecting, storing, and using [plaintiffs’] biometric identifiers and biometric information [sic] without informed written consent, in direct violation of” the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The class action lawsuit alleges that Vimeo used the photos and videos uploaded by consumers into Vimeo’s video editing app, Magisto, to create “thousands of ‘face templates.’”
The templates are “highly detailed geometric maps of the face,” and are generated from “sophisticated facial recognition technology that extracts and analyzes data from the points and contours of faces” and are “unique” to each person, no different from “a fingerprint or voiceprint [that] uniquely identifies one and only one person.”
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