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Today the Seventh Circuit issued a ruling which affirmed the dismissal of claims filed under Illinois’s Genetic Information Privacy Act.  Bridges, et al. v. Blackstone, Inc., No. 22-2486 (7th Circ. 2023).  Because this decision limits in most instances the circumstances under which claims could be brought under the statute in the context of a

One of the most notable trends in Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) class action litigation is the marked increase in the number of class actions targeting third-party biometric technology vendors, such as identity authentication systems and employee timekeeping devices. Importantly, because these vendors do not maintain any direct relationship with the end users of

Several months ago, you may have seen social media filled with artistic renditions of your connections as paintings, cartoons, or other artistic styles. These renditions came from Lensa, an app by which users upload “selfies” or other photos, which the app processes to generate artistic images of the user. Lensa, which is owned by Prisma

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SPB’s David Oberly Analyzes the Wide Scope of Third-Party Vendor BIPA Class Action Liability Exposure in Biometric Update | Privacy

Today, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) remains one of the hottest areas of class action litigation. Despite the high volume of class action filings, however, many significant aspects of Illinois’s biometrics statute remain unsettled and uncertain. One of the most notable open-ended issues pertains to the applicability of BIPA to third-party vendors and

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BREAKING: Illinois Supreme Court Determines BIPA Claims Accrue Individually With Each Violation | Privacy World

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The Illinois Supreme Court today resolved one of the most significant unsettled areas of law for claims arising under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). In its decision in Cothron v. White Castle Sys., Inc., the Court confirmed that each separate violation of BIPA constitutes a distinct and separately actionable violation of the

For over two years now, online retailers—such as cosmetics and eyewear brands—that utilize virtual try-on (“VTO”) tools have faced a barrage of class action litigation alleging that their technology violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). During this period, a defense has emerged for the targets of VTO suits and online eyewear retailers in

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BREAKING: Illinois Supreme Court Sets Five-Year Statute of Limitations for All BIPA Claims | Privacy World

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Today, the Illinois Supreme Court resolved the hotly disputed question of whether a one-year or five-year statute of limitations period applies to claims brought under the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). In Tims v. Black Horse Carriers, Inc., the Court conclusively held that a five-year statute of limitations period applies to BIPA claims, expanding