Biometric Information Privacy Act

Biometrics such as fingerprints, retina scans, voice recognition and facial imaging are biologically unique to each individual; therefore, once compromised, an individual has no recourse and is at a heightened risk for identity theft.  This exposes employees and consumers to serious and irreversible privacy risks. Recognizing these risks, Illinois has enacted the Biometric Information Privacy Act “BIPA” – one of the strongest state laws protecting individuals’ biometric data.
 

Under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, an Illinois resident may be eligible to receive up to $5,000 per violation. 

 

Sawin Law is investigating claims on behalf of:

  • Employees who are required to "clock" in and out by using a biometric identifier such as a faceprint or fingerprint scan

  • Consumers using biometric temperature scanners

  • Consumers "verifying" their identities on mobile apps by providing a "selfie" and a photograph of an ID card

  • Consumers "verifying" their identities via their voice when contacting support call centers

 

Contact us for a free case review at 312.853.2490.