You may be entitled to a minimum of $1,000 under Illinois law if you have uploaded photographs of yourself to your Shutterfly account.
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It’s easy to qualify and we will guide you through the claims process, which will not take place in court.
To take the first step toward recovering, contact us at 618-656-5150 or send us the following information and we will contact you:
Illinois Law Protects Your Privacy
Companies collecting biometric identifiers, such as facial geometry from photographs, must comply with the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. The law requires that such companies make certain disclosures and obtain your written consent. The law provides damages of $1,000 per negligent violation and $5,000 per willful violation.
You Must Take Action
Recently, a Shutterfly user filed a class action against Shutterfly for violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. Because Shutterfly’s Terms of Service prohibit customers from seeking relief in court or through class actions, the court dismissed the case without ruling on the merits of the claim (the court sent the claim to private arbitration).
You still may have a claim against Shutterfly, but you have to make a claim outside of court, and no one else can make the claim on your behalf.
This means you cannot get paid unless you take action.
But you don’t have to do it alone. Contact us to learn more.
About Our Firm
Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C. practices in the area of consumer protection and privacy law. Recently, we litigated and obtained a $24 million settlement for purchasers of personal seat licenses from the former St. Louis Rams football team. Read more about the settlement here. Find out more information about our firm here.
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