Biometric Information Privacy Act News

Illinois Supreme Court: Insurer Must Defend Tanning Salon from Biometric Privacy Lawsuit

An insurer must defend a tanning salon from a class-action lawsuit that accuses it of violating Illinois’ unique biometric privacy law by sharing copies of its customers’ fingerprints with a vendor, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday. In a 6-1 …

Facebook Sweetens Biometric Privacy Accord to $650 Million

Facebook Inc. bowed to a judge’s concerns and proposed increasing its settlement offer to $650 million to resolve claims by users that the company illegally gathered biometric data through a photo-tagging tool. A federal judge had voiced skepticism about whether …