Complaint Against Facebook Under Illinois Biometrics Law May Proceed, Judge Rules

Mealey's (May 6, 2016, 1:50 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A putative class complaint alleging violations of an Illinois biometrics privacy law by Facebook Inc. survived dismissal on May 5, when a California federal judge found the class claims sufficiently pleaded and compatible with a California choice-of-law provision (In re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation, No. 3:15-cv-03747, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60046).

(Order available. Document #97-160526-015R.)

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