Illinois-Google lawsuit money coming to select individuals – but it won’t be as much as previously estimated


If you filed a claim as part of a class action lawsuit about privacy claims against Google, you’ve got some money coming to you – but not as much as originally estimated.

A judge has approved a final settlement in the case involving people who appeared in a photograph on Google Photos between May 2015 and April 2022. Google’s use of facial recognition technology on those photos violated the state’s biometric privacy law.

Google agreed to pay $100 million to resolve those claims, but the number of claims soared ahead of a deadline last fall.

So instead of an estimated payout of $150 to $400 per claim, those who joined the suit will get around $95 each.

It’s not clear exactly when those checks will go out either.

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