Amazon Sued Over Biometric Information Collection, Tracking In New York Amazon Go Stores
March 17, 2023
In “Amazon Sued Over Biometric Information Collection, Tracking In New York Amazon Go Stores” (USA Today, March 17, 2023), USA Today covers a class-action lawsuit accusing Amazon of failing to properly inform New York City customers of biometric information collection in Amazon Go stores – including palm scans and measuring individuals' bodies to track shoppers.
The suit, which was filed on behalf of Alfredo Rodriguez Perez in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday, says that Amazon violated New York City law by collecting biometric identifier information without properly disclosing the practices to customers in stores.
The class action on behalf of Amazon customer and New York City resident Alfredo Rodriguez Perez was filed in in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York 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, complaint filed 3/16/23.
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