Illinois Biometrics Suit Against Facebook Dismissed For Lack Of Jurisdiction

Mealey's (January 22, 2016, 2:18 PM EST) -- CHICAGO — An Illinois resident’s putative class action over the purported collection of biometrics information by Facebook Inc. in violation of that state’s law was dismissed Jan. 21 by an Illinois federal judge, who found that the plaintiff failed to establish jurisdiction over the California-based social network operator (Frederick William Gullen v. Facebook Inc., No. 1:15-cv-07681, N.D. Ill.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6958).

(Memorandum opinion and order available. Document #97-160128-018Z.)

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Illinois resident Frederick William Gullen does not use Facebook’s social network and has never...
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