Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Biometric Information Privacy Act

Rule of Thumb

By Rhys Saunders
March
2019
LawPulse
Page 16
Illinois Supreme Court clarifies burden of proof under state's strict biometric privacy law.

Amendments to weaken BIPA effectively dead

By Matthew Hector
June
2018
LawPulse
Page 10
Amendments adding exemptions to the incidental collection of biometric data stall in state Senate.

Illinois-based biometric Facebook case becomes a class action

By Matthew Hector
June
2018
LawPulse
Page 10
The state's strict Biometric Information Privacy Act adds to Facebook's privacy woes.

Understanding the Biometric Information Privacy Act Litigation Explosion

By Charles N. Insler
March
2018
Article
Page 34
The Biometric Information Privacy Act has made Illinois a national litigation hotbed, spawning suits against companies ranging from Google and other tech giants to tanning salons. Here's why it's happening and how defendants are responding.

Court: Suit based solely on technical violations of biometric privacy law can’t go forward

By Matthew Hector
February
2018
LawPulse
Page 12
The second district rules that plaintiffs can't sue for being fingerprinted without disclosures or consent unless they allege some harm beyond those technical violations of the act.

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