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A Guide To Insurance Coverage For Biometric Privacy Suits

Law360, Los Angeles (November 6, 2017, 6:28 PM EST) -- Specialized cyberinsurance may be the best bet for companies to defray the costs of litigating the recent flood of class action complaints brought under a strict Illinois biometric privacy law that imposes up to a $5,000 penalty per violation, but experts say they may also be able to find coverage in general liability and other more traditional policies.

The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act, passed in 2008, requires employers using biometric information — such as fingerprint scans — to secure a written release from employees as a...
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