Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Biometrics

I Can’t Quite Put My Finger on It

By Thomas A. Drysdale
October
2020
Article
, Page 26
Is biometrically unlocking a digital device a self-incriminating act?

Illinois Is in a Class by Itself

By Rhys Saunders
April
2020
LawPulse
, Page 10
Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act is making the state a class-action magnet.

Still a Wild Ride

By Charles N. Insler
January
2020
Article
, Page 40
Litigation under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act after Rosenbach.

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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