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United Airlines has become the latest Illinois employer to be sued for allegedly violating Illinois’ biometric privacy law through the use of fingerprint-operated time clocks.
The flood of biometric privacy litigation engulfing tech companies and employers should make the General Assembly think twice before passing new regulations that could increase costs and compliance burdens for companies.
A measure passed by the Illinois House of Representatives would extend the law that permits state’s attorneys to authorize wiretaps without a court-issued warrant.
The governor has vetoed a bill that opponents warned would encourage lawsuits, burden businesses and suppress innovation, without meaningfully strengthening privacy protections for mobile device users.
Lettuce Entertain You and Speedway have been hit with lawsuits for allegedly violating Illinois’ biometric privacy law.
Lawsuits by employees over the use of fingerprint time clocks could cost companies millions in damages.
Whether a new bill would actually strengthen privacy protections, or merely encourage lawsuits, burden businesses and suppress innovation are open questions.
A federal district court in New York has determined the mere violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act does not amount to an injury sufficient to allow video game players to sue in federal court.
A federal district court in Illinois has determined the mere violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act does not amount to an injury sufficient to allow a plaintiff to sue in federal court.
A proposed amendment to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act that would exclude facial-recognition technology used by Facebook from the privacy protections of the act has been postponed after privacy advocates and the Illinois attorney general raised concerns.