NYC Biometric Privacy Law: What Do Businesses Need to Know?

Date: May 06, 2021

Time: 11:00 a.m.–noon Eastern

Location: Virtual Presentation (access instructions e-mailed upon registration)

Contact: Michelle Yallum

The New York City Council recently enacted biometric privacy legislation that will take effect on July 9, 2021. New Local Law 3 of 2021 creating a Chapter 12 on “Biometric Identifier Information” in the New York City Administrative Code will restrict “commercial establishments” in New York City in their collection and use of biometric identifiers from their customers. While the new law focuses on issues such as the undisclosed use of facial recognition technology in stores and restaurants, it actually sweeps more broadly, sharing several similarities with Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (a statute that has gained national prominence by spawning over 800 class action lawsuits since its passage).

Topics to be discussed include:

  • An overview of the new New York City law on biometric privacy and its goals
  • Businesses that will be affected
  • How to prepare for and ensure compliance with the new law
  • The future of biometric privacy in New York State

Our presenters will include attorneys who focus their practice on privacy and privacy litigation, as well as one of the original sponsors of the new legislation.


Continuing Education

This course is eligible for 1.0 CLE credit. Click here for Nixon Peabody continuing education details. 

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