Facebook Granted Dismissal of Biometric Privacy Claims Brought by “Non-Users”
New Media and Technology Law
APRIL 5, 2018
This week, the court dismissed the Gullen putative class action asserting Illinois biometric privacy claims brought by “non-users” based on evidence that the social media site did not use its facial recognition technology on business or organizational accounts (as opposed to personal social media pages). ( Gullen v. Facebook, Inc. , 16-00937 (N.D. 3, 2018)). This ruling on the merits follows a decision last month where the court refused to dismiss the action due to lack of standing.