Damages for Violations of BIPA are Discretionary, Not Mandatory

Under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), companies using biometric data risk noncompliance and could face significant fines per violation. In June, a federal district court reversed its award of $228 million to a class of plaintiffs alleging breach of BIPA, finding that the amount of damages under BIPA is discretionary, not mandatory.

 

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