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Todd Rowe

New Decision Provides Reminder Of Privacy Law Before The Pandemic

Over the last few months, cyber security issues may have taken a backseat to health and economic issues. Thankfully, there has not been a major cyber incident during the coronavirus pandemic. To pick up where we were before the pandemic, we… Continue Reading →

Seventh Circuit Court Of Appeals Reopens Doors To Federal Courts For BIPA Plaintiffs

On May 5, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision that will have an immediate impact on litigation concerning Illinois’ Biometric Information Protection Act (“BIPA”). The decision in Bryant v. Compass Group USA,… Continue Reading →

This Summer Provides A Unique Opportunity For Student Data Privacy

Illinois schools must comply with the Student Online Personal Protection Act by July 1, 2021. While many schools may not have been aware of this deadline or have been pushing compliance down the road, the coronavirus pandemic has put SOPPA… Continue Reading →

The ABC’s Of Privacy Law: New Lawsuit Provides Glimpse Of Privacy Issues For “E-Learning” In Schools Under COPPA, BIPA And SOPPA

One bright spot in recent events has been to see our kids stay focused as students and to see teachers continue their great work while bunkered down from their homes. Nevertheless, it may be worthwhile to pause to think about… Continue Reading →

Where Do We Begin? Two Immediate Threats to Cyber Security During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Understandably, there has been a lot of information concerning the novel coronavirus and its impact on insurance, business and, of course, people.  However, there has not been much discussion on what happens if there is a cyber event over the… Continue Reading →

The Next Wave Of Biometric Cases: BIPA Customer Lawsuits

While there has been a huge increase in class action cases based on alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Act (“BIPA”), it has not gone unnoticed that the vast majority of the recent cases are limited to allegations brought… Continue Reading →

The Internet Of Things Gets More Dangerous And More Regulated In 2020

Now that the January 1, 2020 compliance deadline for the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) has passed and the dust has settled, it may be worth taking a look at how a few other changes in California may impact privacy… Continue Reading →

District Court Punts On Threshold Questions In BIPA Workplace Claims

The Illinois Biometric Information Protection Act (“BIPA”) has had a significant impact on how employers use timekeeping systems to track employees’ hours at work. Timekeeping systems that allow employees to “clock in” and “clock out” using their thumbprints and fingerprints… Continue Reading →

Courts Are Still Picking Over The Bones From The 2013 Target Data Breach

It was a quaint, innocent time before social engineering scams, ransomware or any of the other threats had evolved to hassle both large and small data collectors. In 2014 and 2015, large-scale data breaches at Home Depot, Best Buy and… Continue Reading →

Federal Court Shreds Illinois’ Biometric Statute Before Remanding Case Back To State Court

Despite having the potential to impact many data collectors, Illinois’ Biometric Information Protection Act (“BIPA”) has received surprisingly little analysis from state or federal courts. A decision issued on October 17, 2019, by the United States District Court for the… Continue Reading →

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