ByteDance hit with lawsuit over alleged non-consensual biometric data collection

  • Class-action suit claims ByteDance’s CapCut app collects users’ biometric data, location, and other details without consent, potentially violating Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act.
  • Plaintiff alleges that CapCut’s privacy policy is designed to hinder users from giving meaningful consent; app alleged to have ‘backdoor’ that could allow Chinese government access to user data.
  • Lawsuit demands ByteDance halt transfer of CapCut user data and content to China, cease non-consensual data collection, and delete unlawfully obtained user data.
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