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Companies that collect, store, and use biometric data of their employees and consumers are justifiably concerned about running afoul of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The statute, which imposes written consent and data retention requirements, is the only one of its kind to provide a private right of action, allowing recovery of $1,000 per violation ($5,000 if reckless or intentional), plus attorneys’ fees. The statute has become a favorite tool of plaintiffs’ attorneys, who have filed hundreds of putative class action lawsuits over the last few years.
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By Rita W. Garry
While the ADPPA represents compromises between Democratic and Republican leadership of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, particularly around the thorny issues of state law preemption and private rights of action, there are other legislative and big tech industry players pushing their own agendas for comprehensive national data privacy and security frameworks.
By John Beardwood and Shan Arora
Part One In a Series
This article, which reviews the Canadian Consumer Privacy Protection Act, first seeks to identify the delta between the Act and PIPEDA in order to allow privacy officers of organizations that are already PIPEDA compliant to identify the net new compliance requirements under the Act and second, to highlight the provisions of the Act which, if breached, could lead to the imposition of significant fines.
By Angela Matney
In light of the evolving legal and regulatory landscape, app developers and their counsel should examine developers’ privacy and security practices and take steps to safeguard sensitive data related to reproductive health.
By Kyle Fath, Alan Friel, Shea Leitch and David J. Oberly
While the the California Privacy Protection Agency kicked some of the more difficult issues down the road for further consideration, its first draft of proposed Regs is quite comprehensive with respect to the issues addressed. The authority for some of what is proposed is questionable and will likely be challenged in comments, if not judicial action, if such provisions become final.