Date Filed
May 25, 2021
Case Number
USDC Central District of California
Vestrand, et al.
Putative class action against a biometrics technology company. Defendant is alleged to have covertly collected biometric information of individuals using artificial intelligence algorithms that scan facial images from the internet. Defendant is alleged to have created a searchable biometric database using this collected biometric information. Defendant is further alleged to have allowed hackers or other unauthorized parties to obtain access to the biometric database containing the sensitive biometric data. Complaint alleges a violation of the CCPA § 1798.100(b): failure to inform Plaintiff and subclass as to what personal information would be collected and how the personal information would be used. Plaintiffs also bring various claims for violation of CA's Unfair Competition Law (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200, et seq.) for unlawful and unfair business practices, incorporating CCPA § 1798.100(b), Commercial Misappropriation under Cal. Civ. Code § 3344(a) (also separately alleged), Invasion of Privacy under the CA Constitution (Art. I, § 1) (also separately alleged), and violation of CA's common law right of publicity (also separately alleged), unjust enrichment, and a request for declaratory judgment and injunction.