Law: Biometric Information Privacy Act 2008 (Illinois)

Walton delivers defence-friendly BIPA ruling but constitutionality concerns remain

Last week’s Walton v Roosevelt University decision provides companies with a much-needed BIPA win and consistency from the Illinois Supreme Court.

29 March 2023

Prominent plaintiff firm cries foul over $100 million Google settlement

Edelson has said requirements for confirming class members’ identities in Google's $100 million BIPA settlement unfairly exclude many plaintiffs from accessing payouts.

27 March 2023

Congress attempts FISA s702 reauthorisation: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alerts 27 March 2023

Lawmakers team up to renew the federal government’s warrantless surveillance law; Utah enacts a law cracking down on addictive social media features; and the University of Florida is hit with a Video Privacy Protection Act class action.

27 March 2023

Federal labour law blocks unionised staff’s state BIPA claims

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled labour union employees cannot bring Biometric Information Privacy Act lawsuits against their employers.

24 March 2023

BIPA and data privacy duo joins Cozen O’Connor

Shook Hardy & Bacon partners Melissa Siebert and Erin Bolan Hines joined Cozen O’Connor to defend and advise companies on BIPA and other pressing privacy concerns.

10 March 2023

BIPA rulings could trigger deductible-busting costs and insurance litigation

Recent BIPA plaintiff-friendly Illinois Supreme Court wins will not only intensify class action lawsuits but also spur more insurance coverage court battles and insurance exclusions.

27 February 2023

Illinois Supreme Court ruling “a new frontier” for BIPA claims

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that BIPA claims accrue with each scan of biometric data without consent, a decision that will likely embolden the active plaintiffs bar and beef up settlements.

17 February 2023

Illinois Supreme Court sets five-year window for BIPA claims

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that the Biometric Information Privacy Act has a five-year statute of limitation, in a widely anticipated ruling that could significantly increase companies’ biometric data exposure.

06 February 2023

US privacy and cybersecurity: looking to 2023

From the debut of a bipartisan national data privacy bill to a continuing flow of high-stakes class action and regulatory lawsuits challenging organisations’ personal data practices, 2022 was a busy year for cybersecurity and privacy lawyers. 2023 is also poised to be an active year full of enforcement, litigation and policy shifts.

19 December 2022

Microsoft can’t shake BIPA class action as Uber’s vendor

Microsoft must face a biometrics class action lawsuit for its role in providing the facial recognition technology leveraged by Uber for its driver verification programme, an Illinois federal judge has ruled.

15 December 2022

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