United States: The PLUS blog features an article by Meer on corporate liability issues and BIPA
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Jonathan Meer (Partner-New York, NY) wrote an article for the June 29, 2021 edition of PLUS Blog, titled “The Growing Responsibility for Biometric Privacy”. The article discusses the prolific growth of US and global electronic privacy laws, particularly corporate liability issues regarding the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Jonathan explains the history of BIPA and looks at Illinois court cases at the forefront of ongoing litigation, as well as proposed legislative initiatives in New York and Maryland. Finally, Jonathan provides an analysis of BIPA, its positive, negative aspects and corporate responsibilities, noting that “with great power comes great responsibility”.
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