Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14/1 et seq. (BIPA) stands out among state biometrics statutes nationwide in that it includes a private right of action for anyone “aggrieved” by a private entity’s failure to comply with BIPA’s compliance requirements. The Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled that a plaintiff may assert that they are “aggrieved” for purposes of pleading a claim under BIPA without alleging any “actual harm.” The new ruling may increase class action cases in Illinois and lead affected organizations to re-examine their practices with respect to collecting and handling biometric data.

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