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Illinois High Court Imposes New Rules for BIPA Compliance

Illinois’ groundbreaking Biometric Information Privacy Act, called BIPA, just got a lot tougher thanks to the Illinois Supreme Court. While the court’s specific decision involves a teen entering an amusement park, it has widespread implications for every company in the state collecting, storing and using biometric data about employees and contractors. The 2008 BIPA law…

Marcus Harris Interviewed by MarketWatch On CloudPets Hacking Potential

Marcus Harris Interviewed by MarketWatch On CloudPets Hacking Potential When major retailers including Walmart and Amazon stopped selling CloudPets because of hacking concerns, Marcus Harris told MarketWatch it was a landmark decision because it was one of the first times a toy was removed from store shelves due to digital security worries. (see article here)

America Needs A Data Privacy and Security Law

When police finally captured Joseph D’Angelo, the alleged Golden State Killer who had eluded arrest for decades, they used DNA evidence to track him down. The forensic team that finally pieced together enough information that led to D’Angelo’s arrest relied on law enforcement data bases. But few people realize that if they purchase a DNA…

Google Wants to Emasculate Illinois’ Tough Biometric Privacy Law

For at least a decade, Illinois has had the country’s toughest biometric privacy law on the books. The Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) prevents using fingerprints, iris scans and facial recognition software from being exploited for commercial purposes without an individual’s consent. Now Google’s parent, Alphabet Inc., is trying to defang BIPA by exempting photos…

E.U. To Executives: Relax On GDPR

E.U. To Executives: Relax On GDPR The European Union’s tough, new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) have caused much hand-wringing and teeth-gnashing among executives in Europe and here in the United States. Failing to comply with the rules carries the possibility of enormous fines: Up to about US$26.6 million. As a GDPR attorney and software…