BIPA

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

 

Judge denies Facebook motion to throw out class-action suit

The “concrete injury” standard set by the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving search engine company Spokeo in 2016…

 

Report warns retailers to consider consumer privacy laws when deploying facial recognition tools

Many vendors of biometrics-based solutions have not anticipated legal and compliance challenges posed by their products, or expressly deny responsibility…

 

Facebook argues against class action certification in BIPA lawsuits

Facebook has told a federal judge in California that plaintiffs attempting to certify a pair of related class action suits…

 

Illinois BIPA lawsuits depend on what makes plaintiffs “aggrieved”

The results of dozens of biometric privacy suits filed in Illinois state court depend on the legal definition of the…

 

K&L Gates launches biometric data compliance and defense practice

K&L Gates, a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers in five continents, has started a practice in biometric data…

 

Judge takes issue with Facebook motion to dismiss Illinois privacy lawsuit

Facebook’s bid to have a lawsuit filed against it under Illinois’ biometric privacy law thrown out seems unlikely to succeed…

 

Pineapple Hospitality petitions to move biometrics privacy class action to federal court

Last week, Pineapple Hospitality Co. and Pineapple Restaurant Group LLC petitioned to move a putative class action that alleges the…

 

Attorneys explain insurance coverage for biometric privacy lawsuits

With the recent barrage of Biometric Information Privacy Act-related lawsuits brought to Illinois courts, several top privacy attorneys discussed what…

 

Nursing home sued based on Illinois biometric privacy law

The employees of Paramount of Oak Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, LLC, have filed a putative class action against the…

 

Illinois judge refuses to dismiss Shutterfly face recognition privacy suit

An Illinois federal judge refused to dismiss a putative class action against Shutterfly Inc. which alleges the company violated the…

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