Apple Cannot Escape Privacy Class Action Lawsuit Brought by Schlichter Bogard on Behalf of Illinois Citizens

As reported by Law360, Apple Inc.’s attempts to escape a facial recognition privacy class action lawsuit brought by Schlichter Bogard & Denton on behalf of Illinois citizens have been thwarted. An Illinois federal judge ruled on Thursday that the claim that Apple improperly collected users’ biometric data — scans of their facial geometry — without their consent can proceed in federal court.

“We are pleased that the court will allow this case on behalf of Illinois citizens to move forward. The unauthorized collection of biometric data causes serious harms, as courts have recognized. We look forward to proceeding toward trial,” Schlichter Bogard & Denton partner Andrew Schlichter told Law360.

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