The Wall Street Journal reports on the increased amount of lawsuits filed by staff members against employers over the use of their biometric information. The amount of cases has ramped up after the Illinois Supreme Court ruled businesses can be liable for violations of the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act even when plaintiffs cannot prove they suffered any harm. Since the Supreme Court’s ruling in January, Shook, Hardy & Bacon Privacy and Data Security Practice Chair Al Saikali, CIPP/US, CIPT, FIP, PLS, said three to five biometric lawsuits are filed daily, most against employers. “The floodgates have opened up,” Saikali said. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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