Biometric Information Privacy Act
In 2008, the State of Illinois enacted the country’s most expansive law regarding the storage and maintenance of biometric data such as fingerprints and face scans.
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The Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) contains a private right of action. The act has led to lawsuits in both state and federal district courts. With statutory damages of $1,000 for each negligent violation or $5,000 for each intentional or reckless violation, or actual damages, whichever is greater, the consequences of noncompliance can be significant. Many analysts predict that Illinois will become the center of a new wave of high-dollar class actions.
Who We Are
BRG’s BIPA practice includes information scientists, database professionals, computer forensic examiners, and experts in computer science, data security, and privacy.
What We Do
BRG professionals help clients understand the nature of biometric data. They advise on the unique data-privacy and security concerns surrounding that data in the context of class action certification and defense, and damages calculations. Services include:
- Database collection, testing, and analytics
- Digital forensic investigations
- eDiscovery services
- Expert testimony
- Compliance reviews
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