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Apple loses bid to scuttle facial-recognition privacy claims under US judge's decision

By Mike Swift
  • 13 Nov 2020 17:13
  • 08 Mar 2021 13:44
Apple will be forced to defend claims that the Photos app pre-installed on the iPhone and its other mobile devices violated a 2008 Illinois biometric privacy law that has been invoked against a long list of technology companies, following a US federal judge's denial of Apple’s motion to dismiss the suit.

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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