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Q1 Biometric Privacy Litigation Update

Amanda M. Noonan | In the first quarter of 2022, there have already been significant legal developments in the biometric technology space. Most notably, the Illinois Supreme Court—which has actively taken Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (“BIPA”) cases amid the surge of such class action litigation in federal and state courts—issued several consequential BIPA opinions this year. […]

California Legislature Introduces Expansive Biometric Privacy Law

Amanda M. Noonan | On February 17, 2022, the California Legislature introduced a biometric privacy law (SB 1189) similar to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). SB 1189 would dramatically increase biometric privacy protection for California consumers, expand regulation among private business, and add to the flurry of biometric privacy class action litigation that has taken hold of […]

Practical Compliance Tips: Baltimore Private-Sector Facial Recognition Ban

David J. Oberly | In mid-2021, Baltimore, Maryland, passed Council Bill 21-0001 (the “FRT Ordinance”), becoming the second U.S. jurisdiction to enact sweeping facial recognition regulation that bans the use of facial biometrics by any private entity or individual within city limits. While a number of cities have enacted laws prohibiting law enforcement and other governmental […]

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