Snapchat Parent Company Settles Illinois Biometric Lawsuit for $35M

Snapchat Parent Company Settles Illinois Biometric Lawsuit for $35M

(IRN) – Another social media company has settled out of court after violating Illinois’ strict biometric laws.

The lawsuit accused Snapchat of using its “Lenses” and “Filters” features to collect biometric data which is a violation of the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act.

Ed Yohnka, director of communications with the ACLU of Illinois, has previously said the state’s biometric laws are in place to protect Illinoisans privacy.

Snapchat’s parent company has agreed to settle the lawsuit for $35 million, but is denying any wrongdoing.

Illinoisans qualify if they used the features Lenses and Filters between Nov. 17, 2015 and the present.

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