Tuesday, January 31, 2017

2K Beats Lawsuit Over Biometric Face-Scanning

It looks as though this lawsuit has finally come to an end.

Take-Two Interactive Software has prevailed in a cutting-edge dispute over biometric data for its video games. On Monday, a New York federal judge rejected a proposed class action that challenged the way the video game company was collecting facial scans of those who created personalized virtual basketball players in NBA 2K15 and NBA 2K16. The plaintiffs claimed a violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, but in dismissing the complaint with prejudice, U.S. District Judge John Koetl rules the game players haven't established sufficient injury to proceed.