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  • Henry Park

New York proposes its own version of Illinois' biometric data law

On January 6, 2021, New York proposed its own “Biometric Privacy Act”. New York’s proposed “Biometric Privacy Act” is a copy of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The BPA includes a private right of action to recover up to $1,000 for each negligent violation, up to $5,000 for each intentional or reckless violation, and reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.

Given the plethora of employee class action lawsuits in Illinois, this is a considerable risk for employers.

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