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Supreme Court denies cert for BIPA standing case, facilitating $550M settlement

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The Supreme Court’s denial of Facebook’s petition for certiorari regarding standing and class certification issues in a suit under Illinois’ BIPA portends some similarly large privacy settlements in the coming years. Given BIPA’s broad scope, companies should familiarize themselves with the statute and consider their risks. READ MORE

BIPA litigation offers no legislative reprieve to employers – yet

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With no imminent legislative action curtailing the rush of BIPA litigation since Rosenbach v. Six Flags, it is critical that employers have the appropriate policies and procedures in place to comply with BIPA. This includes compliance requirements and best practices to avoid statutory penalties. READ MORE

‘Aggrieved Persons’ can bring suit under Biometric Information Privacy Act

James Shreve Elizabeth Casale January 28, 2019

The Illinois Supreme Court has decided individuals need not allege injury other than a violation of their rights to bring suit under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, leaving the door open for future individual suits and class actions. READ MORE