Peiffer Wolf is working alongside the law firm of Siri and Glimstad in litigating biometrics (facial geometry) claims against Snapchat. The claims arise from the alleged capture, collection, and storage of face geometry and eye biometrics in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”).
Under BIPA in Illinois, companies like Snapchat must comply with specific notice and consent requirements before they collect, store, and use biometric data. Moreover, these companies must create public data retention policies and take proactive steps to protect and restrict the disclosure of biometric data.
Why file a claim?
Everyone interacting with biometric technologies should be concerned about the privacy and security of their biometric information. As the General Assembly noted, “Biometrics … are biologically unique to the individual; therefore, once compromised, the individual has no recourse, is at heightened risk for identity theft, and is likely to withdraw from biometric-facilitated transactions.”
How to file a claim:
If you or a family member are a current resident of Illinois, or you have lived in Illinois in the past five years, and have used Snapchat’s filter and/or lenses features, you may be eligible to file a claim. In order to do so, please complete the following questionnaire:
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Peiffer Wolf represents people in class action lawsuits against businesses and corporations around the world that improperly utilize biometric data technologies. If you or a family member are a current resident of Illinois, or you have lived in Illinois in the past five years, and have used Snapchat’s filter and/or lenses features, you may be eligible to file a claim. Please contact Peiffer Wolf by filling out an online contact form or by calling 314-669-3600 for a FREE Consultation.