Cothron v. White Castle
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
The RLC, along with the Restaurant Law Center, filed a brief challenging the district court’s interpretation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The court held that each biometric scan is a violation of the statute subject to the statutory damages provision. The RLC’s brief explains that the district court’s interpretation of BIPA renders the law unduly punitive and in conflict with the statute’s intent (enhanced compliance). If the decision is allowed to stand, it will inhibit the development and use of innovative technology that would otherwise promote security and efficiency. The brief was drafted by Meredith Slawe and Mike McTigue of Cozen O’Connor, an RLC Premier Law Firm Member.
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