Illinois is unique for having the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). BIPA protects the biometric information of Illinois residents, meaning their fingerprints, faceprints, voiceprints, and other biological information that sets them apart from one another. Biometrics are a common part of our technologically evolving world and can provide access to anything from a cell phone to a bank account. With a person’s biometrics, data thieves can perpetrate the kind of identity theft that is usually reserved for exposure of only the most sensitive personal information.

So when someone records an Illinoisan’s biometrics, BIPA ensures that this information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands by providing a set of easy to follow rules: it tells companies to make sure they let Illinoisans know what they are doing, get Illinoisans’ permission to do it, and have policies about how the company is going to retain and destroy these biometrics. If companies don’t follow the rules, Illinoisans can be entitled to up to $5,000 for each violation of the BIPA law.

At Keller Postman, we represent Illinoisans who have had their biometrics taken by companies, often employers, without getting permission or having policies about what they are going to do with those biometrics. Through our lawsuits, we make sure that companies will act responsibly with this private information going forward and delete it when they’re done. Because of our lawsuits, our clients do not need to worry about their personal biometric information being used or exposed in the future.

Our Team

Meet the attorneys leading our Biometric Information Privacy Act litigation.

Ben Whiting
Alex Dravillas
Litigation Counsel

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