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A landmark ruling gives new power to sue tech giants for violating privacy

27/01/2019

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled consumers can sue firms for biometric privacy violations even without proving harm, swatting down an argument used by Facebook and others. A unanimous ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court says that companies that improperly gather people’s data can be sued for damages even...
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled consumers can sue firms for biometric privacy violations even without proving harm, swatting down an argument used by Facebook and others. A unanimous ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court says that companies that improperly gather people’s data can be sued for damages even without proof of concrete injuries, opening the door to legal challenges that Facebook, Google, and other businesses have resisted.Read Full Story The Illinois Supreme Court ruled consumers can sue firms for biometric privacy violations even without proving harm, swatting down an argument used by Facebook and others. A unanimous ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court says that companies that improperly gather people’s data can be sued for damages even without proof of concrete injuries, opening the door to legal challenges that Facebook, Google, and other businesses have resisted.Read Full Story
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