January 08, 2019

Justin Kay Discusses Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act for Business Insurance

Chicago partner Justin Kay was quoted in a Business Insurance article titled “Illinois High Court Takes on Biometrics Privacy Case.” In Stacy Rosenbach v. Six Flags, the Illinois Supreme Court is preparing to weigh in on the scope of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).  Specifically, the court is considering what makes a person “aggrieved” under the statute, and therefore entitled to sue. As discussed in the article, Justin and other observers believe that regardless of the outcome, suits under BIPA are likely to continue.

Justin advised employers to “make sure they are aware of the disclosure and retention requirements of the biometric law.” He noted that those requirements are “not particularly complicated,” and attributed the spate of BIPA complaints to the fact that “the law wasn’t very well publicized for a long time.”

Read “Illinois High Court Takes on Biometrics Privacy Case.”

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