Tagged as: IL BIPA

Washington’s Biometric Data Regime Advances Privacy Regulation

On April 27, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the state’s expansive health privacy law, the My Health My Data Act. Effective March 31, 2024, the MHMDA establishes a comprehensive privacy framework for entities doing business in Washington state that handle consumer health data. Reflecting a trend by lawmakers to…

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Banking on an Exemption: Do Universities Qualify as Financial Institutions Exempt from the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act?

Is a university a financial institution governed by the Gramm-Leach Bliley-Act (“GLBA”), or are they subject to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) and its heightened protections for individuals’ biometric data? This question has animated a series of BIPA cases in Illinois courts over the years, and has spawned…

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Recent Decisions In Illinois Limit BIPA’s Reach, But California Begs To Differ

The recent flurry of Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) activity in California and elsewhere has called into question the effectiveness of an increasingly common defense to BIPA litigation in Illinois: that federal courts in Illinois do not have personal jurisdiction over companies headquartered and incorporated in other states, and conducting…

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