A proposal by Illinois State Senator Terry Link that would have placed substantial limits on the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act was put on hold after the proposed amendment faced significant backlash from the public and the Illinois Attorney General. Illinois is one of few states with a biometric privacy law, it is also currently the forum for several lawsuits brought under the Act against websites such as Google and Snapchat for allegedly using facial recognition software without explicit consent. While the Illinois law does not forbid companies from making facial scans, it does require that companies obtain explicit consent for biometric data collection.

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