A lawsuit filed by the consumers against Google who claimed that the Google’s photo sharing and storage service violated their privacy was dismissed by U.S. judge on Saturday who referred to a lack of Concrete Injuries.
A motion of summary judgment granted to Google by U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang in Chicago, stating that the court lacked
“subject matter jurisdiction because plaintiffs have not suffered concrete injuries.”
This lawsuit was filed in March 2016, the Alphabet Inc’s Google violated Illinois state law by storing and collecting biometric data from users’ photographs using the facial recognition software through Google Photos service without their permission.
According to the court document, the plaintiffs sought more than $5 million collectively for “hundreds of thousands” of state residents affected. They asked the court for $5,000 for each intentional violation or $1000 for every negligent violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, the court document said.
The Google argued in court document, the plaintiffs were not entitled to the money or injunction relief because they had suffered no harm.
The lawsuit is Rivera v Google, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, No. 16-02714.