Biometric Privacy Compliance and Litigation
If your organization makes use of employees' or customers' biometric information – such as fingerprints or hand scans in time clock or security systems – it is critical to review your practices and written policies to ensure compliance with applicable biometric privacy laws.
The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), and similar current and pending legislation in other states, can give rise to thorny litigation and create significant liability when organizations do not implement legally compliant policies and obtain proper written consents before collecting and utilizing biometric information.
If your organization is sued for a biometric privacy violation, we deploy effective litigation strategies to investigate and defend the case. We also develop compliant workplace policies to mitigate the risk of litigation and can help you consider the pros and cons of maintaining biometric systems in your workplace.