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Snap to pay $35 million to settle Illinois biometric privacy claims

By Amy Miller
  • 24 Aug 2022 23:31
  • 25 Aug 2022 00:12
Snap, parent company of Snapchat, is the latest social media company to pay out millions to resolve allegations of violating an Illinois biometric privacy law.

Snap has agreed to pay $35 million to settle a proposed class action claiming its facial recognition technology violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), according

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Amy Miller

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Amy is responsible for the coverage of an array of regulatory and litigation issues pertaining to the Internet, including privacy, data security and antitrust. Formerly a legal reporter for the ALM media group, Miller has closely followed legal trends in Silicon Valley and covered corporate legal departments for online and print publications including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The Recorder. Miller is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is an award-winning journalist with expertise ranging from education and legal reporting to computer-assisted reporting.

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