In the recent article, “Facebook and Google settled biometrics lawsuits. Look for more.” featured in Crain’s Chicago Business, Partner Jason Stiehl analyzes wider repercussions of Snapchat’s recent settlement after accusations that it used facial recognition technology that collected and stored users’ biometric information without consent. Stiehl explains that he expects more litigation due to Illinois’ law restricting how firms collect and store user data.
Stiehl provides insight on how companies can protect themselves as new technologies emerge, specifically in the retail space. He provides an example of “try-on” cases where people can try on clothing in virtual dressing rooms and technology captures biometric data. He explains, “I think companies are starting to realize that (try-on cases are) a real risk.”
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