LUNCH & LEARN: ALL ABOUT BIOMETRIC INFORMATION AND PRIVACY
February 13, 2020, Trans Re, NYC
There is a new wave of class actions being filed against employers and other companies who collect biometric information. What is Biometric Information? Biometric information includes eye scan, fingerprints, voiceprints, and face scans. The Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) regulates the privacy and protection of one’s biometric information. BIPA related class actions may impact General Liability, Professional and Management Liability policies, Cyber and Workers’ Comp policies. Underwriters and Claims professionals need to take into account new exposures created by BIPA. Do you know everything related to BIPA exposures?
Lisa Handler Ackerman, an attorney in Wilson Elser’s Chicago office, will discuss BIPA and its potential exposures during this Lunch and Learn. BIPA, which is currently the only state law protecting biometrics containing a private cause of action thus leading to a surge of class action litigation arising under the Act. The discussion will cover the specific legal issues litigated under BIPA and liability for private entities such as Facebook, Shutterfly and Google; employers; and biometric time clock vendors.
Lisa Handler Ackerman is a partner in the Chicago office of Wilson Elser. A significant portion of Lisa’s practice involves counseling employers on personnel issues and defending them in employment-related claims, including class actions and multi-party lawsuits. Lisa’s practice centers on “hot button” employment issues such as claims brought under the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), wage and hour laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it relates to employees and equal access, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). She also handles tort, contract claims, including covenants not to compete, and whistleblower claim. Lisa represents clients before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the U.S. Department of Labor, and various state agencies throughout the country. Lisa regularly litigates cases in state and federal courts and has represented clients before the U.S. Supreme Court.
This program can be submitted for review to the Institutes®CPCU – Risk and Insurance Management for CPCU credit.
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