Lowered Bar For BIPA Lawsuits Will Raise Insurance Issues

Law360 (February 13, 2019, 3:33 PM EST) -- For many individuals, the frequent and widespread collection, use and storage of their personally identifying information and other data about them has become a concern. Perhaps the most recent use of PII causing such concern is the use in our everyday lives of biometric identifiers — e.g., retinal scans, fingerprints and facial geometry. Indeed, as was humorously explored in a recent Super Bowl commercial by Olay, you might be unable to access your mobile phone until it recognizes your face.

Concerns about the use of this unique type of data were addressed in Illinois, beginning in 2008, by the state legislature’s...

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