Illinois smartphone users sue Motorola Mobility to force arbitration over alleged selfie privacy violations

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Thousands of Illinois smartphone users are suing Motorola Mobility, seeking to force the Chicago-based company into arbitration over alleged biometric privacy violations that occur when taking selfies. The complaint, filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges Motorola Mobility “brazenly breached” its own arbitration provision by refusing to pay a $7.2 million filing fee in a mass arbitration claim brought in February. The arbitration action alleges Motorola violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by “surreptitiously” collecting personal data from users’ selfie photos wi…

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