Biometric Privacy Suits Don't Need Actual Harm, Ill. Court Told

By Allison Grande (July 9, 2018, 9:40 PM EDT) -- Several privacy groups are urging the Illinois Supreme Court to strike down a ruling that plaintiffs must claim some actual harm to be considered an "aggrieved person" under the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act, arguing that the holding undermines the statute's purpose and effectiveness.

The closely watched dispute over the scope of Illinois' biometric privacy law landed before the state high court in May, after Stacy Rosenbach successfully petitioned for leave to appeal a state appellate court's Dec. 21 decision that plaintiffs must claim some actual harm in order to meet the statutory definition of an "aggrieved" person who is allowed to...

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