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  • Portland Passes Toughest Facial-Recognition Ban in US

    Date:
    September 17, 2020

    Portland, Oregon, has adopted a landmark law banning private entities from using facial-recognition technology in all public accommodations. The ordinance notes that facial-recognition technology has been documented to perpetuate racial and gender bias.

  • Wendy's Sued for Alleged Illinois Biometric Data Law Violations

    Date:
    October 14, 2019

    Two former Wendy's employees have filed a lawsuit in Illinois against the restaurant chain claiming that the way that the company stores and handles biometric data violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

  • Google Fined $57 Million for Data Privacy Violations

    Date:
    February 6, 2019

    Google was fined $57 million for violations of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the largest GDPR-related penalty issued to date.

  • Novel Biometrics Ruling Could Open Door to Lawsuits in Illinois

    Date:
    February 4, 2019

    An Illinois Supreme Court ruling makes it easier to sue companies for damages for collecting biometric data, such as a thumb print, without telling consumers or employees how the information will be used.

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