If you worked at any healthcare facility in Illinois and used your fingerprint or hand-scan to access medical dispensing cabinets or “medstations” at any time in the last 5 years, your rights may have been violated.
BIPA imposes strict requirements on companies that collect biometric data to ensure this highly-sensitive data is not improperly stored, shared, or otherwise misused.
Biometric data, such as fingerprints, had-scans, retina scans, voice recognition, and facial geometry imaging, are biologically unique to each individual; therefore, once compromised, an individual has no recourse and is at heightened risk for identity theft. This exposes consumers to serious and irreversible privacy risks.
BIPA imposes severe monetary penalties, up to $5,000 or more per violation, on companies who violate its requirements.
Our firm has pioneered this area of the law and already recovered tens of millions of dollars and biometric data protection for tens of thousands of Illinois citizens.
If you or anyone you know are interested in learning more about your rights under BIPA, please contact us.