October 13, 2016

The Evolving Judicial and Regulatory Landscape of Biometrics Litigation


Partners Bradley J. Andreozzi and Kathryn E. Deal hosted a webcast on “The Evolving Judicial and Regulatory Landscape of Biometrics Litigation” on October 23, 2016.

As companies increasingly turn to biometric technology for customer and employee identification, transaction and data security and myriad other uses, privacy-related litigation has followed. The first wave of class action lawsuits has been brought under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) against social media giants such as Facebook, Shutterfly, Google, and Snapchat for allegedly using facial geometry recognition software without consumer consent, thereby violating BIPA. As plaintiffs’ counsel expand their focus to companies outside the tech industry, employers, healthcare companies, childcare facilities, banks and other users of biometric data may also be vulnerable.

Brad Andreozzi and Kate Deal joined other experienced professionals to explore the fundamentals of biometrics, including how organizations can develop and implement an effective data policy to stay compliant with applicable laws.

Topics included:

  • Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act – An Overview
  • Other Laws and Regulations Governing Biometrics
  • Notable Biometrics Class Actions
  • Litigation Trend Outlook
  • Regulatory Forecast
  • Best Compliance and Risk Mitigation Practices 

Note: CLE credit requires a minimal Certificate of Attendance processing fee of $49 per participant if credit is needed to apply to the bar. For questions related to CLE, please contact info@theknowledgegroup.org.

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