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New Biometric Privacy Decision Creates More Risk for Companies Doing Business in Illinois

Posted in Biometric Privacy, Data Privacy, Lawsuits

On Friday afternoon an Illinois intermediate appellate court decided that the bar for a plaintiff bringing a class action lawsuit under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) is low, creating a conflict with its sister intermediate appellate court. The Illinois Supreme Court is expected to resolve the conflict early next year. How the court… Continue Reading

New Wave of Biometric Privacy Class Actions: Could You Be A Target?

Posted in Biometric Privacy, Data Privacy, Lawsuits

While the privacy world is focused on the Equifax data breach, another development is taking place that could have a more lasting effect on privacy law.  In the last month, plaintiffs’ lawyers in Illinois have filed over 20 lawsuits against companies that authenticate their employees or customers with their fingerprints.  The lawsuits are based on… Continue Reading