BLOOMBERG LAW - Feb 14 - AI company Clarifai allegedly created a "face database" of OkCupid users to train its facial recognition tools, according to plaintiff Jordan Stein's complaint. Stein claims Clarifai worked with an investor tied to OkCupid to gain access to the data. The complaint follows Facebook's $550M settlement to end biometric privacy claims made under the same Illinois law. Plaintiffs' attorneys are using the law to go after tech companies that allegedly use biometric data, including facial recognition, without consent. Under the Illinois law, companies can face up to $5K for each willful violation. Companies including IBM, Clearview AI, and Alphabet's Google are currently facing actions under the law for allegedly using facial recognition data without consent. "OkCupid did not enter into any commercial agreement at that time with Clarifai, and has no relationship with the company now," said Michael Kaye, global communications manager for the dating site.