Over the last few years, hundreds of putative class actions have been filed under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which governs the collection, use, and storage of biometric information belonging to Illinois residents. Among the biggest targets of recent BIPA lawsuits are healthcare providers, including hospitals, long-term care facilities and nursing homes.

In their article for HIT Consultant, Frank Nolan, Erin Pope and Andrew Weiner discuss why it is important for companies that collect, use, or store biometric data from Illinois residents should review their policies and practices to ensure compliance with BIPA, as well as other state-specific statutes.