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May 28-31, 2024 | Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
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Identiverse 2023 • Panel
BIPA Update
Privacy, Ethics, and Public Policy
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Juniper 4
2 pm - 2:50 pm
Identity & Biometrics Expert
Venable LLP
Of Counsel
Steptoe & Johnson
Session Abstract: Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) is the strictest biometrics legislation in the world, and carries with it some incredibly heavy penalties. High-profile class-action lawsuits under the legislation have resulted in social media giants Meta and TikTok paying out more than $650 million in settlements. But they aren't isolated cases. Of the approximately 1,000 BIPA-related lawsuits, most deal with everyday workplace use cases like time tracking, employee verification, and even temperature scanning. What’s more, the controversial act is serving as the model for other privacy regulations, including proposed federal legislation. In this presentation, we will discuss current BIPA cases and other enacted state laws. Attendees will learn ways to use this technology (and stay within the guidelines). Finally, we'll look at what does the future holds for identity & biometric technology.
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