Cozen O’Connor: Biometric Workplace Privacy Suits Erupt in Illinois State Court

Biometric Workplace Privacy Suits Erupt in Illinois State Court

Monday, October 30, 2017

Jenny Goltz, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, was quoted in Bloomberg Law about the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. 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. Some plaintiffs’ attorneys have “caught on and realized there are liquidated damages and personalities,” Goltz, told Bloomberg Law. These cases “are basically low-hanging fruit,” she said.

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