BIPA

The Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) requires organizations to acquire consent prior to collecting a person’s biometric data for commercial purposes.

 

EFF urges appeals court to side with plaintiff interpretation of harm in Facebook biometric privacy suit

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is urging a U.S. appellate court to reject Facebook’s interpretation of the harm criteria of…

 

Illinois Supreme Court Justices sceptical of defendant position on harm in biometric privacy suit

At least three of seven Illinois Supreme Court justices appear to be sceptical of the position expressed in oral arguments…

 

Illinois Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in key biometric data privacy suit

Illinois’ Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in a case which could set the precedent for whether technical violations of…

 

Many biometric class action lawsuits could depend on Illinois Supreme Court harm ruling

There are approximately 100 class actions alleging violations under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) that could be significantly affected…

 

Incoming attorney general vows to protect Illinois’ biometric privacy legislation

The incoming Attorney General of Illinois, Kwame Raoul, says he will push back against any attempt to weaken the state’s…

 

Hospital maintenance company faces latest potential class action suit under Illinois biometrics law

Pennsylvania-based hospital housekeeping company Xanitos Inc. is the latest company hit with a potential class-action law suit under Illinois’ Biometric…

 

Internet Association says Facebook BIPA suit could chill biometrics use

The Internet Association has thrown its support behind Facebook in its ongoing BIPA lawsuit over the social media platform’s faceprint…

 

Illinois Supreme Court ruling to clarify legal harm of biometric collection procedure violations

A suit against Six Flags Entertainment Corp. for violating the consent requirements of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) is…

 

Chicago weighing special rules for businesses to use facial recognition for security

Chicago is considering amending its municipal code to allow businesses licensed by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) to collect and…

 

Informed consent violations alleged in two new suits filed under Illinois’ biometric regulation

A sustainable lighting equipment company and medical supply manufacturer and distributor are the latest companies to be hit by potential…

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