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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Illinois Biometric Privacy Act and Google

Notable use of legal regulation against new uses of AI.  In TheVerge.    More details at the link, see also the link to the Illinois Privacy Act, which was at issue.

Google just got an important lawsuit over facial recognition dismissed. As first reported by Bloomberg, the lawsuit has been dismissed by a state judge who found that the plaintiffs didn’t suffer “concrete injuries.” The Google lawsuit is one of three cases aimed at prominent tech companies that have allegedly violated the United States’ toughest biometric privacy law and it’s the first one to get dismissed.

The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act has long been a huge obstacle for tech companies working on facial recognition initiatives. The law requires companies to obtain people’s explicit permission before they can make biometric scans of their bodies. ...  "

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