Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) introduced the “National Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2020,” a bill that would prohibit private companies from collecting or profiting from  biometric
Continue Reading Federal Legislation Would Tell Private Companies ‘No Consent, No Biometrics’

Passports and biometric data would be included in the types of personal information covered by California’s data breach notification law, under a bill that passed the state Senate and is
Continue Reading Proposal Would Add Passports, Biometric Data to California’s Data Breach Notification Law

The Illinois Supreme Court’s Ruling

On January 25, 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its long awaited opinion in Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp, ruling that the Illinois Biometric
Continue Reading Illinois Supreme Court Rules That Actual Damages Are Not Necessary Under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

On July 23, 2017, Washington State will become the third state (after Illinois and Texas) to statutorily restrict the collection, storage and use of biometric data for commercial purposes. The
Continue Reading Washington State Passes Law Restricting Commercial Collection, Storage and Use of Biometric Data