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Illinois Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling Interpreting The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

01/25/2019

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Illinois Supreme Court held in its first ever ruling concerning the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) that a person need not have sustained actual damage beyond technical violations of BIPA in order to pursue claims for damages. The Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling will likely greatly increase the potential exposure for companies in actions alleging violations of the Act, and makes strict compliance with the Act significantly important.

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