We have been following and reporting on the Facebook and Shutterfly biometrics cases in Illinois and California.

Google was recently sued by a potential class in Illinois alleging that it violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by collecting the “faceprints” of individuals without their consent through its Google Photos service, even when they don’t have a Google Photos account.

The complaint alleges that when someone uploads a photo into the service, Google analyzes the photographs by locating and scanning the person’s face and extracts geometric data on the contours of the face and creates a template of the face.

We expect that Google will file a Motion to Dismiss and we will keep you updated on this third biometrics case filed in Illinois.