Although the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act has been on the books for almost 10 years, a recent surge in lawsuits has likely been brought on by developments in biometric scanning technology and its increased use in the workplace. At least 32 class action lawsuits have been filed in recent months by Illinois residents in state court challenging the collection, use and storage of biometric data by companies in the state. This could potentially cause a reevaluation of company strategies and development of new defenses in the use of advancing biometric technology.
Lynette Arce focuses her practice on matters of privacy, cybersecurity, and data breach response. She advises clients on state, federal, and international privacy issues, including risk management and regulatory compliance. She has served both private and public entities across various industries, including education, entertainment, hospitality, retail, and financial services. Read Lynette Arce's full bio.