Stemming The Rising Tide Of Biometric Privacy Class Actions

By Jeffrey Rosenthal and David Oberly (April 22, 2020, 3:26 PM EDT) -- For the better part of a year, companies across all industries have seen a torrent of putative class actions filed under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.

This should come as no surprise; major decisions issued by the Illinois Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit — which significantly reduced the burden for plaintiffs to state actionable BIPA claims — have opened the floodgates. Combined with Facebook Inc. paying $550 million to end a major BIPA class action, companies can expect to see the tidal wave of BIPA filings to continue — if not increase —...

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