In “Amazon Go Store Accused of Violating NYC's Biometric Surveillance Law” (Gizmodo, March 16, 2023), Gizmodo covers a class-action lawsuit against Amazon. In this lawsuit, an Amazon Go customer claims that the company did not inform patrons that the customers' biometric data was being collected.
Gizmodo notes that the lawsuit claims the company did not inform Amazon Go customers that they were being recorded at its New York City location. And, that according to the lawsuit, Amazon was in violation of the Biometric Identifier Information Law passed in 2021 which requires all New York City establishments to post a sign informing customers or visitors that their biometrics are being recorded.
The lawsuit was filed Thursday March 16, 2023 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of shopper Alfredo Rodriguez Perez by Pollock Cohen LLP, Peter Romer-Friedman Law PLLC, and the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project. The case is Perez v. Amazon.com, Inc., S.D.N.Y., No. 1:23-cv-02251.
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