November 30, 2017
NP Privacy Partner
NP Privacy Partner
Sixth Circuit addresses unmasking of a blogger, Second Circuit rules on standing under Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, Supreme Court considers cell phone tracking and businesses must be ready for biometric regulations. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.
Sixth Circuit weighs whether a prevailing plaintiff is entitled to the unmasking of an anonymous copyright infringer, weighing concerns about the openness of judicial proceedings against First Amendment rights.—Steven M. Richard
Second Circuit ruling is the first federal appellate decision to address what it takes to obtain Article III standing under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.—John Ruskusky, Richard H. Tilghman IV, Brian V. Alcala
On November 29, 2017, the United States Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in Carpenter v. United States.—Karina Puttieva
As technologies that rely on biometrics gain popularity for timekeeping and other commercial purposes, states are moving quickly to regulate the collection and use of biometric data. If the trend in Illinois is any indication, businesses can expect liability in other states if they do not implement fingerprint-based and other biometric technologies in compliance with these evolving state law obligations.—Tina Sciocchetti, Michael Katz
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