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Friday, August 28, 2020

IL: TikTok Sued for Intrusion Upon Seclusion

The app TikTok has been sued in the Northern District of Illinois for intrusion upon seclusion:

One of the specific allegations against the company’s application is that it collects user’s private draft videos that were never intended for publication…without consent. The videos according to the plaintiff class are then mined by Chinese engineers for biometric identifiers and information. The expectation of privacy in these instances may indeed meet the elements of the Intrusion Upon Seclusion cause of action. As previous case law notes, consent is a defense to Intrusion Upon Seclusion, but only as far as the consent given.

ClearanceJobs has the story.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2020/08/il-tiktok-sued-for-intrusion-upon-seclusion.html

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