Memo #: 17-250
Date:       11/22/2017
Use of Biometrics by Employers Is Getting Increased Attention From Plaintiffs’ Lawyers, Highlighted by Slew of Class Action Lawsuits Recently Filed Under Ten-Year Old Illinois Law

More than 25 class action lawsuits have been filed against employers in Illinois since July under a ten-year old state law that regulates employers’ use of biometric data. Plaintiffs’ lawyers have discovered the law’s private right of action and big “per violation” penalties provide fertile ground for bringing such lawsuits.
Topic Area:
Privacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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