Two children from Illinois are suing Google for allegedly collecting biometric data, including face scans, of millions of students through the search giant's software tools for classrooms.
The children, known only as H.K. and J.C. in the complaint, are suing through their father, Clinton Farwell.
The data collection would likely violate Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act, or BIPA, which regulates facial recognition, fingerprinting and other biometric technologies in the state.
On Thursday, Google announced a partnership with California Gov. Gavin Newsom to donate 4,000 Chromebooks to students across the state.
In February, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas sued Google for allegedly violating COPPA through its educational platforms.
The lawsuit accused Google of collecting information on students' locations, their passwords, what websites they've visited, what they've searched for on Google and YouTube, their contact lists and voice recordings.
In response, the video site made major changes to how it treats kids videos, including limiting the data it collects from those views. »