Readers of CPW are already familiar with the New York Biometric Bill, which resembles the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (“BIPA”) and contains a private right of action.  If enacted, it would be a sea change for data privacy litigation in New York.  However, the New York Biometric Bill is not the only privacy legislation

In its latest filing in Thornley v. Clearview AI, No. 20-3249, defendant Clearview AI petitioned the Seventh Circuit to stay the issuance of its mandate in the litigation because it plans to file a petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court.  The Seventh Circuit has not yet issued its mandate following its

As CPW readers may recall, in December 2020, two notable data privacy multidistrict litigations (“MDLs”) were created:  In re: Clearview AI, Inc., Consumer Privacy Litigation (“Clearview”) and In re Blackbaud, Inc. (“Blackbaud”). Since then, each case has experienced a few developments.  Read our summary of developments below, and be sure to subscribe

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Merely Monitoring App Activity Data Does Not Support a Claim Under California’s Invasion Of Privacy Act, But Is It Sufficient To Allege

The Seventh Circuit has declined to revisit its ruling affirming that a putative class action brought under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) should be heard in state court, rather than federal court.  In an Order denying defendant Clearview AI’s petition for rehearing en banc in Thornley v. Clearview AI, No. 20-3249, the court

Many of the litigations that CPW has previously covered involving Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) have turned on issues with parties that have directly used biometric technology to collect and store personal information.  These parties are often employers collecting information about their employees, such as having employees scan fingerprints to clock in and out. 

In case you missed it, below is a summary of recent posts from CPW.  Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in additional information on any of the developments covered.

Defendant Seeks to Limit CCPA’s Private Right of Action and Force Massive Class Action into Binding Arbitration

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Several weeks ago, ConsumerPrivacyWorld reported that the Seventh Circuit had affirmed a district court decision to remand a putative class action brought under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) to Illinois state court.  In Thornley v. Clearview AI, No. 20-3249, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 1006 (7th Cir. Jan. 14, 2021), the Seventh Circuit found

In case you missed it, below is a summary of recent posts from CPW.  Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in additional information on any of the developments covered.

Court Rejects CCPA As Basis for Limiting Scope of Discovery in Litigation | Consumer Privacy World

Court Holds Data Breach Notice Disclosing

On January 6, 2021, a group of seventeen democrats and seven republicans introduced in the New York assembly a new bill, A.B. 27, the “Biometric Privacy Act.” The bill (available for download here) is very similar to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) which has spawned much litigation, including many class actions lawsuits.