AI-generated art “Magic Avatars” company sued for biometric theft

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Lensa AI, the company behind “Magic Avatars” art and formally known as Prisma Labs, is alleged to have taken users’ facial geometry in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information and Privacy Act (BIPA) CHICAGO – With Artificial Intelligence-generated portraits widely trending in social media, an Illinois class action lawsuit charges Prisma Labs, the company known… Read More

First Biometric Privacy Trial Verdict in Illinois Results in $228M Judgment Against BNSF Railway

Richard Rogers and Jon Loevy at a press conference

In the first biometric privacy case to go to trial in Illinois, a jury ruled on October 12, 2022 that BNSF Railway violated the privacy rights of 45,600 truck drivers, with damages entered against BNSF totaling $228 million (each to receive $5k). Lead plaintiff Richard Rogers, representing 45,600 truck drivers, sued BNSF after they violated… Read More

Facebook & LinkedIn Sued for Unlawful Eavesdropping on Zoom Communications

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Facebook and LinkedIn Unlawfully Intercepted Zoom Users’ Communications to Boost Their Bottom Lines; Zoom Unlawfully Shared Users’ Data LOS ANGELES – Facebook and LinkedIn surreptiously eavesdropped on Zoom users’ electronic communications with Zoom, gathering users’ personal information in order to increase their revenues, according to a 17-count class action lawsuit filed in federal court today. … Read More

Surveillance Company Sued for Unlawfully Taking Millions of Citizens’ Personal Data & Selling It to Government Agents

Tech Firm Violated U.S. Constitution and Illinois law  CHICAGO – The nation’s growing unease at revelations about artificial intelligence surveilling  large swaths of the U.S. population is finding voice in a nationwide class action lawsuit filed today, charging Clearview AI, Inc. with unlawfully collecting millions of citizens’ biometric data and selling it to governments  and… Read More