BIOMETRICS ARTICLE INDEX FOR 2022 FROM THE BACKGROUND BUZZ
January | California: There are several legal requirements that must be satisfied when using biometrics or employers face noncompliance.
January | National: Even if they are not governed by any biometric privacy regulation, companies should take the steps to build a privacy compliance program.
February | National: With expanding biometric laws across the country, businesses should familiarize themselves with existing and proposed legislation.
February | National: An important question has been certified to the Illinois Supreme Court pertaining to the accrual of BIPA claims.
March | California: Senate Bill 1189 aims to add protections for biometric information, as well as other statutory provisions.
March | National: There are many advantages to biometrics, but employers must understand their responsibilities in order to remain compliant.
April | National: More than 10 states have enacted Biometric Privacy Laws and others are expected to follow suite, so it is important to understand all avenues of compliance.
April | California: A federal court issued a notable Illinois BIPA opinion that could have significant implications for third-party biometric technology providers.
May | Illinois: The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act can apply to photographs in addition to facial and hand scans, according to an Illinois Federal Court.
July | International: The EU, as well as some big-name companies, are taking steps to crack down on deepfakes.
July | California: Persona has released automated know your business and know your customer platforms that use biometrics for regulatory compliance.
October | Illinois: A rail company is facing at least a $44 million payout in a case of BIPA non-compliance.
October | Illinois: Another plaintiff-friendly decision has been made under the Illinois BIPA, this time regarding the use of technology to screen for purposes of preventing the spread of Covid-19.
October | Illinois: A railway company was found liable for violating the Illinois BIPA – about 45,600 times.
October | Chicago: The plaintiffs in two class action cases claimed Microsoft and Amazon violated the Illinois BIPA.
October | Illinois: Class action lawsuits were filed against an employer for alleging the company unlawfully collected, possessed and disclosed their fingerprints in violation of the BIPA.
November | Illinois: A $228 million judgment was rendered in favor of the plaintiff in the first verdict under the Illinois BIPA.