Privacy Risk Report

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New Webinar on March 12: Strategies for Illinois Schools to Get SOPPA Compliant Before the Deadline

Join us for this exciting new webinar… The Final Countdown: Strategies for Illinois Schools to Get SOPPA Compliant Before the Deadline Presented by Datamation and Tressler LLP Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT Click Here to… 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 →

The Adoption Of SOPPA May Provide A Tough Lesson For Schools That Fail To Comply

Recently, the Chicago Tribune reported on a data breach involving student data stored by Pearson Clinical Assessment that may have involved a number of students at Illinois schools. On September 5, 2019, the parent of a student at Indian Prairie… Continue Reading →

Home On The Range: Recent Decision Addresses Range Of Data Breach Cases

The recent decision in Kimbriel v. Abb, Inc.,19-CV-215 (October 1, 2019), provides insight into how far privacy law has developed in a short time. A couple of years ago there was little guidance as to what a plaintiff needed to… Continue Reading →

A Rock And A Hard Place: Recent Decision Addresses Competing Regulations For The Same Private Information

For a number of years, it has been clear that data collectors face a patchwork of privacy regulations that may give rise to contradictory obligations. A recent case involving the disclosure of private information of student loan borrowers provides one of… Continue Reading →

More Than Just A Confusing Law? Defendant Argues Illinois’ Biometric Law Is Unconstitutional

There is little dispute that the Illinois Biometric Information Protection Act (“BIPA”) is a unique privacy law to the extent that it creates a private cause of action for any failures to notify individuals before their biometric information is collected… Continue Reading →

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