CSK&D Files Class Action Lawsuit Against TikTok for Collecting Users’ Biometric Data Without Consent

CSK&D Files Class Action Lawsuit Against TikTok for Collecting Users’ Biometric Data Without Consent

On May 8, 2020, Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith and its co-counsel filed a class action lawsuit in the Northern District of California against TikTok for reportedly utilizing its facial recognition software to capture, collect, and transfer unique biometric information of its smartphone app users, in violation of the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA).

The BIPA is a uniquely expansive Illinois state law that imposes requirements on businesses that obtain biometric information such as facial geometry scans, retina scans, and fingerprints.  Among other requirements, businesses collecting such biometric information must receive written consent from individuals before obtaining and transferring the data and must disclose their policies for usage and retention.

If you are a parent or legal guardian of a minor in Illinois who is a current or past user of TikTok, you may have a claim for violation of privacy rights under BIPA.  Please contact us by submitting your information below.

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Attorneys for this case:

Benjamin F. Johns
Beena M. McDonald