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A Complete About-Face: Courts Disagree on Harm Requirement Under Biometric Privacy Law
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2019

A recent decision indicates that failure to comply with the Illinois biometric privacy law may expose businesses to significant liability, even where

Illinois: Land of 12 Million Biometric Privacy Regulators
  • Spencer Fane LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2019

The Supreme Court of Illinois recently held that every Illinois citizen has a private right of action to enforce violations of the Illinois Biometric

Standing in Data Breach Litigation: Will the U.S. Supreme Court Weigh In?
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • February 12 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court may finally weigh in on the hottest issue in data breach litigation, whether a demonstration of actual harm is required to have

Massachusetts State Senators Seek to Enact Biometric Data Protection Law
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • February 11 2019

The rise of Big Data and the development of tools to interpret massive data sets to better understand consumer behavior have led to booming demand

Comprehensive data privacy legislation introduced in Massachusetts - includes private right of action without a need to prove harm
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2019

Massachusetts state Senator Cynthia Creem has introduced a consumer data privacy bill, SD 341, that would give Massachusetts consumers the right to

Winter Blues Client Alert Series: Privacy Concerns in the Collection and Use of Biometric Data
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2019

The big game is over and we find ourselves hunkering down for the remaining weeks of winter. We could all use an island vacation or, in the

Biometric Privacy Update - Actual Harm Not Required
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 7 2019

Since the passage of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) in 2008, it has been used by plaintiffs' attorneys to sue companies that

Illinois Supreme Court Ruling: Biometric Privacy Law Only Requires Violation, Not Actual Harm
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • February 6 2019

On January 25, 2019, the Illinois State Supreme Court ruled that the State’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) only requires individuals to

Illinois Supreme Court Rules that Plaintiff Is "Aggrieved" Under State Biometrics Statute Despite Alleging No Injury
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • February 6 2019

The Illinois Supreme Court recently considered whether a person can sue as an "aggrieved" person under the Illinois Biometrics

Several States Considering Laws Regulating the Collection of Biometric Data
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2019

As we previously reported, the Illinois Supreme Court recently issued a landmark ruling interpreting the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). In