Class Action Filed Against Shutterfly For Unauthorized Biometrics Collection
Mealey's (June 26, 2015, 1:35 PM EDT) -- CHICAGO — A Chicago man on June 17 filed a complaint against photo-sharing website operator Shutterfly Inc., alleging violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by collecting biometric identifying information via facial recognition technology without obtaining the consent of nonusers of its website (Brian Norberg v. Shutterfly Inc., et al., No. 1:15-cv-05351, N.D. Ill.).
(Complaint available. Document #97-150625-024C.)
Shutterfly operates a website at www.shutterfly.com where it says that users can “[t]urn your photos into photo books, cards and gifts.”