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Snapchat To Pay $35 Million As Settlement For Privacy Lawsuit

Snapchat's parent company, snap, settled a class-action lawsuit with Illinois for $35 million over illegal user data collection.

According to the lawsuit's allegations, Snapchat's lenses and filters constitute illegal content that violates state law (BIPA).

According to the Chicago Tribune, the company allegedly stored "biometric data without users' consent."

Individuals who used lenses and filters between November 17, 2015, and today are eligible for a portion of the settlement.

Snap claims Lenses do not violate BIPA because they do not collect biometric data that can be used to identify a person.

Since we respect our community's privacy, Snapchat Lenses do not collect biometric information or perform facial recognition.

Illinois' privacy law affects Facebook, TikTok, and Google. TikTok's $92 million class action settlement was recently approved in Illinois.

TikTok's $92 million class action settlement was approved by an Illinois judge. TikTok is accused of illegally collecting and sharing biometric data.

Google settled a $100 million class action lawsuit over Google Photos' facial recognition this year. Google's "Face Grouping" feature allegedly violated BIPA.

Facebook was fined $650 million for violating BIPA. The lawsuit claimed Facebook's practise of tagging people in photos without consent was illegal.