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Biometric Information Litigation Update

Although they have been warn multiple times, many companies continue to be hit with class-action lawsuits for violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. BIPA, for short, states that any business that gathers, uses and discloses biometric information must tell the individuals for whom they are obtaining it from why they have collected such information and exactly how they plan to use it. Shutterfly and Facebook are two of the more prominent companies that have been hit with such litigation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Companies are still non-compliant with the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).
  • Several large companies, such as Wework and Pepsi, are ignoring warnings to dispose of private biometric data.
  • Common instances of improper biometric data handling often involves fingerprints to clock in and out.

“Despite repeated warnings, companies continue to be hammered with class action lawsuits for violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.”

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