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United States Privacy Digest | Court to set precedent for Illinois BIPA claims and more biometric privacy updates Related reading: Mixed messaging around progress toward EU-US data transfer solution

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  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is set to hear arguments in a case regarding alleged Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act violations by chain restaurant White Castle, Bloomberg Law reports. Claims are related to an employee fingerprint database. The outcome of the case is expected to set a new standard for BIPA cases as it will determine whether claims can accrue beyond an initial claim, resulting in more damages to be paid out.
  • An Illinois man agreed to voluntarily dismiss a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging the Chicago Blackhawks’ security camera footage used facial recognition to collect and store his biometric data without consent, TSN reports.
  • A U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois judge dismissed several claims against IBM in a proposed class-action lawsuit claiming its “diversity in faces” dataset violated BIPA, Bloomberg reports. The judge said the dismissed claims were “duplicative.”
  • Law Street Media reports Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois denied a motion to dismiss a suit over alleged BIPA violations by Clearview AI.
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