Wow! Illinois Biometric Privacy Suits Proliferate

New Media and Technology Law

This month, in one of the many recently-filed Illinois biometric privacy suits, a class action complaint alleging violations of Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) was lodged against Wow Bao, a restaurant chain, over its use of self-order kiosks that allow customers to use faceprints as a method to authenticate purchases. We will continue to monitor developments in these disputes and other ongoing biometric privacy litigation.

Wave of Illinois Biometric Privacy Suits Continues Unabated

New Media and Technology Law

After noting the flood of Illinois biometric privacy suits in September , it appears that the flow of such suits remains robust. In recent years, biometric privacy suits initially involved social media services and video game makers, but have increasingly been asserted against businesses that collect biometric data to authenticate customers or employees, especially Illinois-based employers that use biometric timekeeping devices to verify employees when clocking in and out. .

Gajda on Privacy Before "the Right To Privacy" @TulaneLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Amy Gajda, Tulane Law School, has published Privacy Before 'the Right to Privacy': Truthful Libel and the Earliest Underpinnings of Privacy in the United States. The Right to Privacy, written in 1890, is perhaps the most

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EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Approved

New Media and Technology Law

Privacy Shield.” companies, please see my colleague’s post on our Privacy and Data Security Blog. Privacy EU privacy Privacy ShieldThe European Commission recently formally adopted the much discussed EU-U.S. ” For a summary of what this may mean for U.S.

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Illinois Considering Amendments to Biometric Privacy Law (BIPA) That Would Create Major Exemptions to Its Scope

New Media and Technology Law

We have written before about the issues presented by the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act , 740 Ill. BIPA is still the only state biometric privacy statute with a private right of action. The Illinois legislature is now considering a bill ( SB3053 ) that would fundamentally alter the privacy protections under BIPA. As it stands, the law surrounding biometric privacy is a patchwork of state laws (e.g.,

California Court Declines to Dismiss Illinois Facial Recognition/Biometric Privacy Suit against Facebook on Standing Grounds

New Media and Technology Law

This past week, a California district court again declined Facebook’s motion to dismiss an ongoing litigation involving claims under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act , 740 Ill. 26, 2018) (cases consolidated at In re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litig. , A violation of the BIPA notice and consent procedures infringes the very privacy rights the Illinois legislature sought to protect by enacting BIPA.

Litigants Alleging Procedural Violations of Illinois Biometric Privacy Statute (BIPA) Are Not “Aggrieved” Parties That May Seek Legal Remedies

New Media and Technology Law

As 2017 drew to an end, we noted the continuing flood of Illinois biometric privacy suits filed over the past year. There are literally dozens of cases pending, most in Illinois state courts, alleging violation of Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which regulates the collection, retention, and disclosure of personal biometric identifiers and biometric information.

Employee Privacy

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Willborn, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, College of Law, is publishing Notice, Consent, and Non-Consent: Employee Privacy in the Restatement in volume 100 of the Cornell Law Review (2015). Privacy claims necessarily entail two determinations Steven L. Here is the abstract.

Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal on Standing Grounds of Biometric Privacy Suit over Videogame Facial Scan Feature

New Media and Technology Law

With the flood of Illinois biometric privacy suits lodged against employers in recent months, and multiple biometric privacy suits against social media and other mobile platforms currently pending over the use of photo tagging functions, 2017 has been a busy year in this area. We will continue to monitor developments in biometric privacy and technology.

Privacy and Court Records

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Ardia and Anne Klinefelter, both of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Law, are publishing Privacy and Court Records: An Empirical Study in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. David S.

Cunningham on Privacy Law That Does Not Protect Privacy, Forgetting the Right To Be Forgotten

Media Law Prof Blog

McKay Cunningham, Concordia University School of Law, is publishing Privacy Law That Does Not Protect Privacy, Forgetting the Right to Be Forgotten volume 65 of the Buffalo Law Review (2017).

Ethiopian Data Privacy Law

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Kinfe Micheal Yilma, Hawassa University, is publishing Data Privacy Law and Practice in Ethiopia in volume 5 of International Data Privacy Law. Ethiopia has recognized the right to privacy throughout its brief constitutional history, albeit to Here is the abstract.

Bambauer on Whether Privacy Policies are Informational or Ideological @JaneYakowitz

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Bambauer, University of Arizona College of Law, has published Are Privacy Policies Informational or Ideological? Consumer privacy is predominantly regulated through disclosure. Jane R.

O'Dell on Comparative Defamation and Privacy Law--Irish Perspectives @cearta

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Eoin O'Dell, Trinity College (Dublin), has published Comparative Defamation and Privacy Law - Irish Perspectives at 40 Dublin University Law Journal 236 (2017).

Is Android the Joe Camel of Privacy?

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Privacy and Intellectual Freedom

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Cornwell, both of Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law, have published Privacy and Intellectual Freedom in The Handbook of Intellectual Freedom (Mark Alfino, ed., Neil M. Richards and Joanna F.

An International Right To Privacy?

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Stephen Schulhofer, New York University School of Law, has published An International Right to Privacy? Be Careful What You Wish For as NYU School of Law Public Law Research Paper No.15-15. Here is the abstract. Nations now have unprecedented capacity

Illinois Biometric Privacy Suit over Collection of Fingerprints Settled

New Media and Technology Law

Tan violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by collecting Illinois members’ fingerprints for verification during check-in without complying with BIPA’s notice and consent requirements. This is one of the few reported settlements for BIPA violations, and unlike other ongoing biometric privacy litigation, the L.A. We will continue to monitor developments in biometric privacy litigation, including the important Facebook litigation still ongoing in California.

California Court Refuses to Dismiss Biometric Privacy Suit against Facebook

New Media and Technology Law

These include: the enforceability of “clickwrap” as compared to “web wrap” website terms of use, the enforceability of a choice-of-law provision in such terms of use, and a preliminary interpretation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). See In re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litig. , The court’s interpretation of BIPA is likely to be a consideration in similar pending biometric privacy suits.

Court Refuses to Dismiss Biometric Privacy Action over Facial Recognition Technology Used by Google Photos

New Media and Technology Law

We’ve closely followed the numerous biometric privacy disputes and legislative developments surrounding the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which precludes the unauthorized collection and storing of some types of biometric data. The decision is the latest must-read for mobile or online services that collect and store biometric data from users as to what extent their activities might fall under the Illinois biometric privacy statute.

Kaminski on Privacy and the Right to Record @MargotKaminski

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Kaminski, Ohio State University College of Law and Yale Information Society Project, Yale Law School, is publishing Privacy and the Right to Record in volume 167 of the Boston University Law Review (2017). laws protect privacy Margot E.

Videogame Technology and Personal Privacy

Media Law Prof Blog

Joe Newman & Joseph Jerome, Future of Privacy Forum, and Christopher Hazard, Hazardous Software, Inc., Privacy and the New Questions Posed by Modern Videogame Technology in the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quaterly Journal

A Host of Biometric Privacy/Facial Recognition Bills Currently Circulating in State Legislatures

New Media and Technology Law

We’ve written extensively about the numerous lawsuits , dismissals and settlements surrounding the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Moreover, in two instances in the past six months, a district court has dismissed a lawsuit alleging procedural and technical violations of the Illinois biometric privacy statute for lack of Article III standing. Thus, the epicenter of biometric privacy compliance and litigation has been the Illinois statute.

Podcast: Trump’s Repeal of Online Privacy Protections

Media Law

This week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we look at President Trump’s repeal of internet privacy rules promulgated last year by the FCC. We explore the legal and privacy issues with two guests: Ernesto Falcon, legislative counsel […]. The post Podcast: Trump’s Repeal of Online Privacy Protections appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Canada's New Digital Privacy Act

Media Law Prof Blog

Text of the new Canadian Digital Privacy Act, which received royal assent June 18, 2015. It still needs regulations into order to receive its full effect. Here's some analysis of the new Act (dating from when it was "just a

Borgesius and Steenbruggen on The Right to Communications Confidentiality in Europe: Protecting Trust, Privacy, and Freedom of Expression @WSteenbruggen @fborgesius

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Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, University of Amsterdam, IVir Institute for Information Law (IViR), and Wilfred Steenbruggen, Bird & Bird, have published The Right to Communications Confidentiality in Europe: Protecting Trust, Privacy, and Freedom of Expression.

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Employees Assert Illinois Biometric Privacy Claims against Supermarket over Fingerprint Collection Practices

New Media and Technology Law

Even though Washington passed its own biometric privacy law last month ( HB 1493 ), and other states are currently debating their own bills , Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) is still the crux of biometric and facial recognition privacy-related litigation. We will continue to watch this dispute closely and monitor developments in biometric privacy and technology, including other ongoing litigation and pending legislative efforts in other states.

A Host of Biometric Privacy/Facial Recognition Bills Currently Circulating in State Legislatures

New Media and Technology Law

We’ve written extensively about the numerous lawsuits , dismissals and settlements surrounding the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Moreover, in two instances in the past six months, a district court has dismissed a lawsuit alleging procedural and technical violations of the Illinois biometric privacy statute for lack of Article III standing. Thus, the epicenter of biometric privacy compliance and litigation has been the Illinois statute.

Facebook Seeks Dismissal in Illinois Facial Recognition Biometric Privacy Suit

New Media and Technology Law

As we have previously noted , Facebook has been named as a defendant in a number of lawsuits claiming that its facial recognition-based system of photo tagging violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). We will continue to closely watch the ongoing litigation surrounding biometric privacy – particularly since the specific Illinois statute in question has yet to be interpreted by a court with respect to facial recognition technology.

California Court Refuses to Dismiss Biometric Privacy Suit against Facebook

New Media and Technology Law

These include: the enforceability of “clickwrap” as compared to “web wrap” website terms of use, the enforceability of a choice-of-law provision in such terms of use, and a preliminary interpretation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). See In re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litig. , The court’s interpretation of BIPA is likely to be a consideration in similar pending biometric privacy suits.

Washington Enacts a Biometric Privacy Statute in a Departure from the Existing Standard

New Media and Technology Law

We have been writing about the biometric privacy legal landscape, which has thus far been dominated by the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). It should be noted, however, that Washington has traditionally been one of the leading states with regard to the enforcement of consumer privacy. Biometrics Legislation Privacy biometric privacy biometric privacy legislation BIPA Washington statute

Froomkin on Building Privacy Into the Infrastructure

Media Law Prof Blog

Michael Froomkin (@mfroomkin), University of Miami School of Law, has published Building Privacy into the Infrastructure: Towards a New Identity Management Architecture as University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No.

Copyright and Privacy

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Pamela Sameulson, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, is publishing Protecting Privacy Through Copyright Law? in Visions of Privacy in the Modern Age (Marc Rotenberg, ed.; 2014). Here is the abstract. A quartet of recent copyright cases have extended

O'Fathaigh and de Beer on Copyright, Privacy, and Publishing Photographs of Criminal Defendants

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Ronan O'Fathaigh, University of Amsterdam, Institute on Information Law, and Kim de Beer, Performing Arts Fund, are publishing Copyright, Privacy and Publishing Photographs of Criminal Defendants in Issue 1 of European Human Rights Cases (2017).

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Jann and Mueller on An Informational Theory of Privacy

Media Law Prof Blog

Ole Jann, University of Oxford, Nuffield College, and Department of Economics, and Christoph Schottmueller, University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics, and Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), have published An Informational Theory of Privacy as TILEC Discussion Paper No.

Aplin on Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism

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Tanya Aplin, King's College London, is publishing Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism, in Research Handbook on Intellectual Property in Media and Entertainment (M.

Kaminski on Privacy and the Right to Record @MargotKaminski

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Kaminski, Ohio State University College of Law, Yale University Information Society Project, Yale University Law School, is publishing Privacy and the Right to Record in volume 97 of the Boston University Law Review. Margot E.

Biometric Privacy Claims over Facial Recognition Feature in Videogame Dismissed for Lack of Concrete Harm

New Media and Technology Law

For the second time in the past six months, a district court has dismissed a lawsuit alleging procedural and technical violations of the Illinois biometric privacy statute for lack of Article III standing. 27, 2017), the court dismissed Illinois biometric privacy claims against a videogame maker related to a feature in the NBA 2K videogame series that allows users to scan their faces and create a personalized virtual avatar for in-game play.

The iPhone X's Face ID is a major privacy concern.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

But unlocking your phone with your face also unlocks a flood of privacy and usability concerns, not the least of which being whether someone will be able to unlock your phone with your picture. The iPhone X's Face ID is a major privacy concern

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Redefining Privacy: The Backlash Against Facebook’s New Privacy Controls

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United States Senators, Facebook users, and consumer advocate groups are rallying against recent changes to Facebook’s privacy settings. The people who helped Facebook reach its popular status are the same people who are alienated and upset with the site’s new privacy settings.