Illinois Residents Who Used Tinder Could Get Up to $5,000 in Lawsuit
Ever since residents in Illinois got their piece of a $650 million dollar class action lawsuit from Facebook for breaking the biometric privacy law, there are more potential settlements coming that could put money in your pocket.
Illinois is Only State Where You Can Sue For Biometric Data Mishandling
According to Capitol News Illinois, the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) was passed almost 15 years ago and is considered the "strongest-in-the-nation privacy protection."
Bloomberg Law says The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act is a law that:
requires entities that use and store biometric identifiers to comply with certain requirements and provides a private right of action for recovering statutory damages when they do not
You Could Get Paid If You Used Any of These 3 Dating Apps
If you went through a photo or selfie verification process on a dating app in Illinois, it's possible your "facial geometries" were illegally collected and that's a violation of the BIPA law.
According to ClassAction.org, the dating apps currently involved in the Illinois lawsuit:
If you’re an Illinois resident who used Hinge, OkCupid or Tinder and went through the photo verification process, join others taking action
According to the attorney's website, there are no costs to sign up, and "the attorneys only get paid if they win your claim."
Where Do You Sign-Up for Dating App Lawsuit?
Hinge, OkCupid, and Tinder are owned by Match Group and the attorney believes that they "may have violated users’ privacy by failing to properly meet these disclosure and consent requirements before collecting and storing biometric information."