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The Impact of the Surge of Biometric Data Privacy Lawsuits Against Employers

The growing acceptance of biometric data as a form of identification for employees means that many employers will likely have to face issues covered in state legislation in the immediate future.

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Since July 2017, there have been a surge of lawsuits brought against employers under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) in Illinois courts. More than 30 class action lawsuits have been brought against employers of such companies as United Airlines Inc., Intercontinental Hotels Group, Hyatt Corp., Bob Evans Restaurants, Speedway LLC, and others for their use of biometric data in the workplace.

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