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David Morrison Quoted in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

January 28, 2019

David Morrison, a principal in the firm's Labor & Employment group, was quoted recently in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article entitled "Biometric Class Action Can Proceed". The article discusses how The Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled that the mother of a teenager whose fingerprint was collected at Six Flags Great America had the right to sue the park under Illinois’ biometric privacy law. In the unanimous decision written by Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier, the high court reversed a 2nd District Appellate Court ruling on what qualifies as “aggrieved” under the Biometric Information Privacy Act.

Morrison explained that this case will have a widespread impact on other companies as many businesses have not yet complied with the technical aspects of the law. Any company that does activity in Illinois, including Facebook, could face legal exposure. “You’re going to have a large group of employers who are going to have to figure out how to address the fact that they likely have employed technology without realizing they were violating a statute,” Morrison said.

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