Since 2017, more than 1,500 class action lawsuits have been filed under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) and the cases show no signs of slowing. These claims continue to vex Illinois businesses, and multi-state companies that have operations within Illinois.
Several other states have enacted biometric privacy laws, and legislation similar to the BIPA is pending in several state legislatures. Furthermore, a number of states have added biometric information to the categories of personal data that require notification under their respective breach notification laws. Local governments also have begun to regulate the use of biometric technologies. Several municipalities prohibit the use of facial recognition technology or require notice prior to the collection of biometric data. Additional states and municipalities can be expected to adopt biometric privacy measures as the expanding use of biometric technology coincides with a sharp rise in public wariness about privacy risks.
On May 5, Jackson Lewis P.C. attorneys will offer a webinar on the current state of BIPA litigation in Illinois, including trends and new theories which have been emerging from the plaintiffs’ bar. In addition, the webinar will include an overview of other state and local biometric privacy laws to help multi-state employers ensure they are compliant with the ever-growing patchwork of privacy laws throughout the United States.
Jackson Lewis attorneys also will provide insights about common compliance gaps as well as practical suggestions about how to mitigate risk to your organization, including the potential use of arbitration agreements or class action waivers.
Click here for more information, and to register: Biometric Privacy Claims: Tips to Avoid Claims and Mitigate Exposure.