In recent years we have seen an explosion in the growth of private and public uses of biometric information for a wide variety of purposes. While individuals may willingly or unknowingly share their biometric data on a daily basis, currently there are few laws specifically regulating biometric collection and use. As technology rapidly evolves, companies are presented with an array of potential commercial opportunities and a dearth of guidance when it comes to developing compliant policies and procedures. At the same time, individuals often do not know who may have their biometric information and what, if any, remedies are at their disposal.
The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) is the most high-profile U.S. law in this space, with hundreds of lawsuits filed to date for alleged violations. Courts are just beginning to provide insights as to how the law should be interpreted. Meanwhile, city, state, federal, and foreign governments are considering a myriad of laws related to biometrics; so far these efforts have met with varying degrees of resistance and success.
This course, presented by Melinda McLellan and Robyn Feldstein, will address legal and practical issues concerning biometrics, surveying existing and proposed laws and regulations and offering pragmatic guidance for companies that seek to use biometric information for security and commercial purposes.
Melinda McLellan is a seasoned privacy and cybersecurity law advisor whose practice focuses on the regulation of emerging technologies, compliance with evolving U.S. state and federal privacy legislation, and cross-border data protection matters. As co-leader of the firm’s EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) initiative, Melinda works with multinational clients to identify, evaluate, and manage the myriad of compliance obligations associated with corporate privacy and information security practices. Her broader practice includes advising on a wide variety of privacy and data security issues, including the use of biometrics, securing the Internet of Things, implementation of blockchain technologies, cybersecurity threats to the financial services and energy sectors, autonomous vehicles, genetic privacy, artificial intelligence, Big Data, information security incident response, and negotiating complex tech transactions.
Among the very best presenters of any of the courses. Very focused and crisply delivered presentation.
Very smooth delivery and clearly communicated.
Attorney McLellan's expertise is very impressive. More courses from her please!
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Excellent class. Thanks
Excellent presentation. Loved the examples. Very practice advice. Appreciated that the presenters went through the materials swiftly.
Very interesting course on an emerging area of the law. Highly recommended!