PimEyes Privacy Investigation
Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports that PimEyes may have violated the privacy rights of its users, infringing the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).
If you think you have been affected, you may have a claim for relief.
Protect your privacy and contact a Girard Sharp public protection attorney by calling toll-free at (866) 981-4800 or by filling out the form below.
More Information on PimEyes’ Potential Privacy Violations
PimEyes, a facial recognition software, allows users to upload an image and instantly search for matching or similar images on the internet.
While PimEyes claims to not store the image for more than 48 hours or display images from social media sites, it reportedly collects biometric information from the uploaded image to complete an instant search.
Collection of biometric information without a written release or consent may violate BIPA. If you believe you've been affected, let us know by filling out this form:
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