Biometrics and Privacy Laws

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According to Webster’s Dictionary, biometrics is “the measurement and analysis of unique physical or behavioral characteristics (such as fingerprint or voice patterns) especially as a means of verifying personal identity.” As laws such as the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), as well as similar laws in Texas and Washington emerge to the forefront of litigation and enforcement actions, lawyers on both sides of the aisle, as well as compliance officers need to appreciate the legal, financial and reputational risks. This presentation will focus on biometrics, recent case law and the intersection of laws such as BIPA with HIPAA.

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Event Details

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Original Date Of Course

Course Instructor

Rachel V. Rose, Esq.

General Credits

1

Course Description

According to Webster’s Dictionary, biometrics is “the measurement and analysis of unique physical or behavioral characteristics (such as fingerprint or voice patterns) especially as a means of verifying personal identity.” As laws such as the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), as well as similar laws in Texas and Washington emerge to the forefront of litigation and enforcement actions, lawyers on both sides of the aisle, as well as compliance officers need to appreciate the legal, financial and reputational risks. This presentation will focus on biometrics, recent case law and the intersection of laws such as BIPA with HIPAA.

Principles

  • Appreciate the definition of biometrics and where it is utilized.
  • Understand a variety of state biometric laws, as well as the recent case law.
  • Evaluate biometrics laws in relation to other laws such as HIPAA and GLBA.

Syllabus

  1. Overview
  2. Definition of Biometrics
  3. Where and How Biometrics are Utilized
  4. Discussion of different state statutes (IL, TX and WA)
  5. Recent cases and settlements including the January 2020 Facebook settlement for $550 million to resolve a class action for BIPA violations
  6. Comparison of biometrics laws and the overlap with HIPAA and other privacy laws
  7. Compliance tips

Instructor

Rachel V. Rose, Esq.

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