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Snapchat settles class action lawsuit: BIPA, Illinois
As a result of allegations that it used lenses and filters to capture user biometric data, Snapchat has settled a $35 million class action lawsuit.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern Illinois District received the complaint in May.
accused the social organisation of illegally gathering users' biometric data without their consent in violation of Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act.
A $35 million settlement in the dispute had been reached, with the final approval hearing set for November.
Any citizen of Illinois who used a Snapchat lens or filter between November 17, 2015, and the present may lodge a claim.
The deadline to submit a claim is Nov. 5
issue is Snapchat's photo filter feature
Each time a user takes a selfie or uses a filter, that person’s facial features are scanned.
Before collecting its users' personal information, Snapchat neglected to inform users of their BIPA rights.
The suit stated
Illinois residents who appeared in a photo on the app between May 1, 2015, and April 25, 2022, may be eligible for payment.
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