Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act ("BIPA")
Enacted in 2008, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) (740 ILCS 14/1, et seq.) regulates private employer use of biometric identifiers and biometric information. For purposes of BIPA, biometric information is defined as “any information, regardless of how it is captured, converted, stored, or shared, based on an individual’s biometric identifier used to identify an individual.” Examples are fingerprints, iris scans, voiceprints, and facial recognition scans. Local and state governmental employers are specifically exempted from BIPA. For more information regarding the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) click here. For questions, please contact partner Matthew B. Schiff at (312) 704-2171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.