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Biometric Workplace Privacy Suits Erupt in Illinois State Court

Oct. 25, 2017, 6:21 PM

The Illinois state court covering Chicago has become ground zero for a new rush of workplace biometric privacy class complaints against employers filed in the last seven weeks.

The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) limits how companies can collect and use biometric data of individuals, requiring written notice to and consent from individuals to collect and store their biometric data, such as fingerprints or facial scans. BIPA includes a private right of action that allows individuals to file lawsuits and seek to represent classes of similarly affected individuals.

Since Sept. 1, 25 BIPA class action complaints have been filed ...

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