Deadline Looms to File Claims in Illinois' Google Lawsuit Settlement

A settlement agreement was reached in the high-profile case earlier this year, and time is running out for residents to file claims

Amazon, Microsoft
Link video: http://nbclim-download.edgesuite.net/Prod/NBCU_LM_VMS_-_WMAQ/964/851/Less_Than_2_Weeks_Left_to_File_Claim_in_Illinois__Google_Class-Action_Lawsuit_Settlement__578873.mp4

Time is ticking for eligible Illinois residents who want to submit their claims as part of a multi-million dollar class-action lawsuit settlement involving tech giant Google.

The lawsuit claimed the company violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act 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, without proper notice and consent.”

Similar settlements were reached with other companies, including Facebook, with the social media company paying claimants nearly $400 apiece.

A settlement agreement was reached in the case earlier this year and now, eligible residents can file their claims. Google did not respond to NBC 5’s request for comment, but did not admit any wrongdoing as part of the settlement agreement and denied all claims made in the lawsuit.

So how much could eligible residents receive and when? Here’s what to know if you’re planning to file a claim:

Who is eligible?

According to the settlement website, residents are eligible “if, at any time between May 1, 2015 and April 25, 2022, you appeared in a photograph in Google Photos while you were an Illinois resident.”

When can I submit a claim and what is the deadline?

Eligible residents can submit a claim now through Sept. 24. All claims must be submitted by that date to be eligible for a payment.

For those wishing to object or exclude themselves from the settlement, that deadline was Aug. 10.

A final approval hearing is slated for Sept. 28.

How do I submit my claim?

Those looking to submit a claim can do so here.

How much money could I get?

Those who are eligible will receive a portion of the $100 million settlement fund, after court fees, costs and expenses are deducted. But how much each person will get remains unclear.

“No one knows in advance how much each valid claim payment will be until the deadline for submitting claims passes and the Court awards the Fee and Expense Award and Service Payments,” the settlement website states. “Each Class Member who submits a valid claim will receive an equal proportionate share of the Net Settlement Fund.”

Attorneys in the case estimate, based on their experience and similar cases, that each claim could be worth between $200 and $400.

When would I get my payment?

If the final approval is granted and any potential appeal process is completed, eligible participants could receive their payments within 90 days. The final approval hearing is set for 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 28.

Attorneys warn, however, that even if the court approves the settlement, there may still be appeals in the case.

“It is always uncertain whether and when appeals can be resolved, and resolving them can take time,” the website states.

What is the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act?

Illinois’ Biometric Privacy Act prohibits private sector companies and institutions from collecting biometric data from unsuspecting citizens in the state or online, no matter where the business is based. Data cannot be sold, transferred or traded. Unlike any other state, citizens can sue for alleged violations, which has sparked hundreds of David-and-Goliath legal battles against some of the world’s most powerful companies.

If a company is found to have violated Illinois law, citizens can collect civil penalties up to $5,000 per violation compounded by the number of people affected and days involved. No state regulatory agency is involved in enforcement.

Since BIPA is an Illinois law, it only applies to state residents.

Which other companies are being accused of violating the Illinois law?

So far, no company associated with the lawsuits surrounding the law has admitted fault, though many have agreed to settlements.

Most recently, a federal judge in Illinois granted final approval for a $92 million class-action lawsuit settlement between the social media network TikTok and users of the platform, with Illinois residents set to receive the largest share of the payout due to BIPA.

A class-action lawsuit has also been brought against Snapchat’s parent company, accusing the social network of violating the act. A $35 million settlement was recently announced in that case, though a final approval hearing still has to take place.

Earlier this year, more than one million Illinois Facebook users began receiving checks following a $650 million settlement in a class-action suit alleging it violated residents’ rights by collecting and storing digital scans of their faces without permission.

Microsoft and Amazon are also among the companies that have been accused of violations.

News Related

OTHER NEWS

Ex-GOP strategist slams Trump for 'assassination instructions' against McConnell: 'It's beyond the pale. Every Republican ought to be able to say so.'

Former President Donald Trump, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Joe Maiorana/AP Photo Conservative pundit Scott Jennings said Trump had sent “assassination instructions” about McConnell. Jennings said “every Republican ... Read more »

A new airport in Thurston County? Local officials push back on unpopular proposal

Oct. 2—Thurston County officials said they oppose a state proposal to create a new two-runway airport at a rural site southeast of Olympia. The potential airport would be within a ... Read more »

Soccer predictions, best bets today: Betting tips, expert picks for games on Monday, October 3

Soccer predictions, best bets today: Betting tips, expert picks for games on Monday, October 3 Desperate clubs is the theme of the most high-profile matches on tap for Monday in ... Read more »

Chicago police fatally shoot armed man

Chicago police investigate an officer-involved shooting where a man was killed on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, in the 400 block of West Blackhawk Street. CHICAGO — A man was killed ... Read more »

Stock watch: Who’s rising, who’s falling after Kentucky football’s loss at Ole Miss

Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Barion Brown (2) runs the ball in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game against Ole Miss. Kentucky football’s record is no longer unblemished. But even in ... Read more »

Archaeologists Unearth Hercules Statue From Ancient Philippi

Philippi Located in northeastern Greece, the village of Filippoi is home to just over 11,000 people. It’s a modest municipality with a storied history — it shares its location with ... Read more »

Jair Bolsonaro holt überraschend auf und gewinnt wertvolle Zeit

Der rechte Amtsinhaber verliert unerwartet knapp gegen den linken Ex-Präsidenten Lula da Silva. Nun kommt es zur Stichwahl. Warum der Rechtspopulist nun im Vorteil ist. Verhalten zuversichtlich: Brasiliens Präsident Jair ... Read more »

Börsenmonat Oktober: Ein neuer Schrecken für den Aktienmarkt?

Der Oktober ist historisch gesehen der volatilste Monat für den US-Aktienmarkt Die Märkte konzentrieren sich im Oktober auf die US-Arbeitsmarktzahlen, den Verbraucherpreisindex und die Unternehmensergebnisse zum 3. Quartal In den ... Read more »

Texas human smuggling by plane becoming more common as migrants 'try to avoid detection': border officials

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) says human smuggling attempts by aircraft are becoming more common in the border state. Over the last 30 days, Texas DPS has stopped ... Read more »

1 teen dead, 2 hurt after stolen Maserati crashed in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — They slipped out of their homes and into the Saturday night darkness without their parents knowing. Around 3:30 a.m. the next morning, the three teen boys came ... Read more »

JioBook, a 4G-enabled budget laptop is expected to launch soon at ₹15,000

JioBook, a 4G-enabled budget laptop is expected to launch soon at ₹15,000 Reliance Jio is reportedly gearing up to launch a 4G laptop in India. The 4G-enabled laptop will reportedly ... Read more »

Woman who recruited migrants, arranged DeSantis's flights to Martha's Vineyard revealed

Woman who recruited migrants, arranged DeSantis’s flights to Martha’s Vineyard revealed The woman who allegedly lured undocumented migrants onto flights from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard for a secretive public awareness ... Read more »

A local’s guide to Ghent, Belgium: artisanal beer, bargain vintage and docklands clubbing

Food Ghent is blessed with an exciting eating-out scene, with unpretentious, creative young chefs favouring local, seasonal ingredients with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. I recommend Aroy Aroy, the ... Read more »

'Big Short' Investor Michael Burry On How Current Market Differs From Dot-Com Bubble Burst: 'Only Way Out Is By Trampling Each Other'

Legendary investor Michael Burry, who famously bet against the housing market in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, is known to be skeptical about passive investing. On Sunday, “The Big Short” ... Read more »

Dead Space Remake saa mikromaksunsa

Dead Space Remake saa mikromaksunsa Siinä alkuperäisessä Dead Spacessa ei ollut minkäänlaisia mikromaksuja. Harmillisesti pelisarjaan myöhemmin niitä ilmaantui jos jonkinlaista varsinkin Dead Space 3:ssa. Microsoft Storen sivun mukaan Dead Space ... Read more »

Jio to Introduce Sub-Rs 15,000 4G JioBook in India Soon

We have been hearing about a Jio laptop since last year and it seems like the launch may happen soon. The purported JioBook appeared on BIS in the past and ... Read more »

Motsi Mabuse reflects on ‘traumatising’ experience growing up in South Africa

Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse has spoken about her childhood growing up in South Africa (Guy Levy/BBC/PA) (PA Media) Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse has spoken candidly about ... Read more »

JD.com Tycoon Settles Rape Suit Hours Before US Trial Begins

(Bloomberg) — Billionaire JD.com founder Richard Liu has reached a settlement with Liu Jingyao, the Minnesota student who accused him of rape in 2018, bringing to a close a civil ... Read more »

Yolanda Hadid Jokes She's ‘Worst Mom Ever' in Almond-Eating TikTok Video

Yolanda Hadid's TikTok video has received mixed reactions, with some calling it "toxic" Read more »

Manchester City vs Manchester United player ratings out of 10

We’re entering new territory when it comes to grading anything that has to do with Manchester City, making Man City vs Manchester United player ratings a real hassle. As bad ... Read more »

Pizza Tater Tot Casserole

Can I change the toppings on this pizza tater tot casserole? What will I need to make a pizza casserole with tater tots? Kitchen essentials for tasty recipes for dinner: ... Read more »

将棋好きの彼女、初デートの感想は「序盤、中盤、終盤、隙なし!」怒涛の用語攻めが笑える

将棋が分からなくても面白い! キャラの立ったふたりの会話劇  初デートの帰り、「今日のデートどうだった?」と彼に聞かれた歩美は、「序盤、中盤、終盤どれも隙がなかった!」「『居飛車の棒銀』って感じのデートだったね」など、独特な感想を次々と繰り出しました。彼女は大の将棋好きで、常に将棋のことを考えているのです……。 【マンガ】常に将棋のことで頭がいっぱいの彼女への、彼のプロポーズとは?「完璧!」 本編を読む  杉野アキユキさん(@sugino_akiyuki)による創作マンガ『初デートの感想を将棋に例えてくる彼女』がTwitterで公開されました。本作はTwitterで随時更新中の将棋マンガ『歩美と桂介』シリーズの一部をまとめたもの。将棋好きの歩美と、そんな彼女にとまどいつつも歩み寄ろうとする桂介のカップルの物語です。作者自身も大の将棋好きというだけあって、作品には将棋用語や将棋愛が詰まっています。  読者からは「面白かった」「こういうの好き」「最高のバカップル」「将棋のことは分からないけど、めっちゃ笑った」「最後の最後で吹いた」などの声があがりました。Twitter投稿は1.5万いいねの話題作となっています。  Amazonのkindle版にて『将棋漫画まとめました。』を配信中の作者・杉野アキユキさんにお話を聞きました。 ーー『初デートの感想を将棋に例えてくる彼女』のお話はどのように生まれたのでしょうか?  1話を描いたのは随分前で、去年のクリスマス頃でした。クリスマスと言えばデート! ということで、そこに将棋をからめて考えた記憶があります。 ーーふたりの掛け合いが面白くて、将棋に詳しくない読者も楽しめたようです。ふたりのやりとりを描くうえで工夫なさったこと、心がけたことなどはありますか?  正直、予想外でした。というのも、「将棋が分からない人は置いてけぼりにしてしまうかもしれない」と思って描いていたので……。想定していたよりも多くの人に楽しんでいただけて、非常にうれしかったです。  とはいえ、将棋の専門用語が多いぶん、日常会話の部分はなるべくシンプルにするよう意識しています。そして、キャラクターの性格にブレがないかを確認しています。会話の細かい意味が分からなくても、キャラクターの性格さえ理解してもらえれば、何となく流れを追っていただけると思ったからです。 彼と会話中も将棋のことで頭がいっぱいの彼女(杉野アキユキさん提供) ーー作品に対する反応で、特に印象に残った読者の声について、教えて下さい。  やはり「将棋を知らなくても楽しめました」「将棋に興味を持てました」という感想が多く見られたことが、一番うれしかったです。将棋級位者の自分でも、「マンガ」という形で将棋を盛り上げるための役に立てるのならば、こんなにうれしいことはありません。 ーー『クイズ!正義の選択』全10巻が発売中です。お話のあらすじや見どころなどをご紹介いただけますか?  挑戦者が報酬を得るために重い代償を背負ってクイズ番組に出演する、という形式のストーリーです。毎回2話完結で、クイズによって明らかになる挑戦者の過去や秘密、暴露合戦、人間の黒い感情やドロドロした部分が楽しめる内容になっております。将棋マンガとは違ってブラックなテイストですが、ご興味があればぜび読んでいただきたいです! ーーTwitterで精力的にマンガを公開なさっています。創作するうえでの原動力になるものはありますか?  やはり、読者さんからの反応が最大の原動力です。作品に対してダイレクトに反応をいただけるので、刺激になると同時にとても勉強になっています。  もうひとつ、昔からエッセイマンガやゆるいマンガを描くのが苦手だったので、トレーニングをしているような感覚もあります。荒削りでお恥ずかしい部分もありますが、これからも読んでいただければうれしいです! (マグミクス編集部) Read more »

Residents at Florida retirement community struggle with massive flooding

A Seminole County firefighter works to clear a drain at an intersection in Hacienda Village, a 55- plus manufactured homes community in Winter Springs, Florida, on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. ... Read more »

Patrick Mahomes breaks NFL QB record not even Tom Brady reached

10/2/22 Patrick Mahomes is without a question an elite quarterback, and he’s showing that anew this season, with one excellent performance after another. In Week 4’s assignment against the Tampa ... Read more »

Palestinians: Israel military kills 2 during West Bank raid

Palestinians: Israel military kills 2 during West Bank raid Palestinian officials say the Israeli military has killed two Palestinians in the occupied West Bank TEL AVIV, Israel — The Israeli ... Read more »

‘They never made it to the hospital’: Aunt of teen brothers slain in Oakland says masked shooter attacked birthday gathering

Brothers Angel Soleto and Jazy Soleto of Berkeley were killed after a masked shooter opened fire at a birthday gathering in Oakland, a relative said. The two Berkeley High School ... Read more »

Así puedes limpiar los faros del coche para que alumbren bien

Si has notado que los faros del coche ya no alumbran como lo hacían antes. Puede ser que un cable se haya aflojado y tengas que apretarlo, o que la ... Read more »

Malaysia's NCT Group partners Microsoft to accelerate digital collaboration for NCT Smart Industrial Park

Malaysia-based property developer NCT Group of Companies (NCT Group) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft in Malaysia to support NCT Group in the digitalisation of the upcoming ... Read more »

Indonesia's Cosmart raises $5M Seed funding from Lightspeed, East Ventures, and Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India

Cosmart, an Indonesian membership-driven ecommerce platform for essential goods, announced Monday that it raised $5 million in an oversubscribed seed funding from Lightspeed, East Ventures, and Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia ... Read more »

Concealed carry insurance business booming as more Americans pack heat

Concealed carry policy sales have surged over the past few years Read more »

Sony ökar ansträngningarna för att hindra Microsofts Activision Blizzard-uppköp

Sony ökar ansträngningarna för att hindra Microsofts Activision Blizzard-uppköp Även om Microsoft själva är “mycket övertygade” om att affären med Activision Blizzard-uppköpet ska gå igenom, väntas ingenting bli klart före ... Read more »

Stop saying ‘hello’ orders Indian state

image And other stories from the stranger side of life Civil servants have been told to stop saying “hello” in the Indian state of Maharashtra, reported The Times. The state ... Read more »

NSA Worker Tried To Sell US Secrets To Foreign Official Who Turned Out To Be An FBI Agent

NSA Worker Tried To Sell US Secrets To Foreign Official Who Turned Out To Be An FBI Agent A former National Security Agency (NSA) worker is accused of trying to ... Read more »

Amazon siempre está vigilando

220930105029-amazon-halo-rise (CNN Business) — Una televisión que sabe cuándo entras y sales de la habitación. Un dispositivo que monitorea tu patrón de respiración mientras duermes. Un asistente de voz mejorado ... Read more »

JioBook: Reliance Jio working with Qualcomm, Microsoft on affordable laptop that could cost just Rs 15,000, says report

Reliance Jio working with Qualcomm, Microsoft on affordable laptop. (Photo Credits: Reuters) After disrupting the Indian telecom market with a low-cost JioPhone, Jio is now planning to do the same ... Read more »

Electronics Mart IPO: Valuations, grey market premium, analyst ratings & more

Electronics Mart IPO: Valuations, grey market premium, analyst ratings & more NEW DELHI: The initial public offer (IPO) by Hyderabad-based Electronics Mart India is all set to hit the market ... Read more »

Cooling Singapore studies to look at rising temperatures on health, natural ecosystems

SINGAPORE – Scientists here will be conducting a series of studies to better understand the impact of Singapore’s rising temperatures on human health and on natural ecosystems such as forests. ... Read more »

French airport group ADP confirms 2022, 2023 travel outlook for Paris

Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy-en-France near Paris PARIS (Reuters) – French airport group ADP confirmed its Paris air traffic outlook for 2022 and 2023, driven by a recovery ... Read more »

Central Florida struggles with Ian’s ongoing sewage crisis

Water gushed Sunday morning, Oct. 2, 2022, from a sewage manhole cover along Winter Park’s Lakemont Avenue just west of Winter Park High School, in Florida. The liquid had the ... Read more »

Conor Gallagher ‘desperate’ to play for and be successful at Chelsea

Conor Gallagher ‘desperate’ to play for and be successful at Chelsea A new head coach is often a chance for players to impress anew, to convince of their qualities, to ... Read more »
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network