Legal Brief: Ring Faces BIPA Suit
September 8, 2022
Types : Bylined Articles
While still in the early stages, the lawsuit has the attention of many facial recognition and video surveillance providers.
In my Sept. 2019 column, “Biometrics, the Law and Your Company,” and my Dec. 2019 column, “More Major Companies Fighting Illinois Biometrics Law,” I wrote about one of the most stringent and robust privacy statutes in the country – the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).
Under BIPA, private entities are not permitted to “collect, capture, purchase, receive through trade, or otherwise obtain a person’s or a customer’s biometric identifier or biometric information” unless they follow certain procedures – such as obtaining prior notification and consent and developing a publicly available, written policy governing how long any biometric data will be retained.
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