By Lauraann Woods (September 10, 2021, 6:34 p.m. EDT) – The Seventh Circuit will hear two cases on Tuesday that could dramatically change the scope and route of litigation under Illinois’ landmark Biometric Privacy Act, and the court Supreme Court of Illinois will hear arguments involving one of the most frequently used defenses against such claims a few weeks later.
The Seventh Circuit will first assess how claims accumulate under the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act – whether only on the first violation or whether each alleged statutory misstep triggers a new period of disqualification. claim. And it will examine whether the Industrial Relations Act prevents certain allegations of alleged violations of BIPA by workers …
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