Biometrics Is Litigation Flashpoint In Illinois

By on January 9, 2020

January 9, 2019

Biometric technology is just “a natural outgrowth of how humans have always told each other apart,” according to one attorney cited in this post from trade publication, as he casts a skeptical eye on Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act. In one closely-watched BIPA case Google is defending the voice recordings that it makes in order to operate its Google Assistant, arguing they don’t constitute biometric identifiers. Another case, involving Facebook, may be headed for the Supreme Court. Meanwhile three counties in Illinois have been dubbed “judicial hellholes” by the American Tort Reform Association. The president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association responds: “ATRA’s annual publicity stunt demeans the U.S. Constitution and attacks citizens’ Seventh Amendment right to trial by jury,”

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