Software Co.'s Deal Immunizes Client WeWork From BIPA Suit

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By Lauraann Wood (April 1, 2022, 5:19 PM EDT) — An Illinois resident is barred from suing co-working space provider WeWork over its use of facial recognition software because a state court settlement against the software vendor already resolved his claim, a federal judge said Thursday.

The plaintiff, Elliott Osborne, didn’t opt out of a $7 million biometric privacy settlement over Jumio Corp.’s NetVerify facial recognition software, so he’s bound by that agreement’s “specific and unambiguous” release of class members’ biometric claims against Jumio and its subsidiaries’ customers including WeWork Cos. Inc., U.S. District Judge Manish Shah said, permanently tossing the suit.

Osborne argued that the settlement couldn’t apply to his…

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