BIPA Settlements

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BIPA or Biometric Information Privacy Act was passed to help protect consumers personal data. As a result, we are seeing more class action settlements surrounding companies misuse of consumers personal data.

Open Settlement: Google

$100m Google BIPA Settlement

Did you appear in a photograph in Google Photos between May 1, 2015 – April 25, 2022, while you were an Illinois resident? If so, we’re here to help.

Deadline for this settlement is September 24, 2022

Open Settlement: SNAP

$35m Snapchat Privacy Settlement

Did you use lenses or filters offered by Snap between November 17, 2015 – present, while you were an Illinois resident? Don’t pass up on free money.

Deadline for this settlement is November 5, 2022

$100m IL Google BIPA Settlement

According to the settlement website: The lawsuit alleges that Google violated Illinois law by collecting and storing biometric data of individuals who, while residing in Illinois, appeared in a photograph in the photograph sharing and storage service known as Google Photos (“Google Photos”), without proper notice and consent.

Class Members who file valid claims will be eligible to receive a pro rata portion of the $100,000,000 Settlement Fund after deduction of Court approved fees, costs, and expenses. The actual cash amount that an individual will receive will depend on the number of valid claims and deductions for Court-approved notice and settlement administration expenses, attorneys’ fees, litigation costs and expenses, and service payments to the Class Representatives.

$35m IL Snap Privacy Settlement

According to the settlement website: Defendant allegedly collecting and storing biometric identifiers and/or biometric information (collectively, “biometric data”) through the use of the “Lenses” and “Filters” features offered by Snap without complying with BIPA’s requirements.

All Illinois residents who used Lenses or Filters offered by Snap between November 17, 2015 and the present (the “Class Period”).

The Settlement, if approved, would provide $35,000,000 to pay all Settlement Payments to Settlement Class Members, the Service Award to the Class Representatives, the Fee Award, payment of Administrative Expenses, any federal, state, and/or local taxes of any kind (including any interest or penalties thereon) and any and all other fees, costs or expenses.

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