Workplace Biometric Data Collection Lawsuits Rise in Q2
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Workplace Biometric Data Collection Lawsuits Rise in Q2

Employment-related complaints in federal court far outnumbered consumer-related complaints in the latest quarter, a reversal from the first quarter. Despite the reversal, the number of lawsuits under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) remains at a historic low.

Workplace Biometric Data Collection Lawsuits Rise in Q2

Ten of the 13 federal court complaints in the second quarter were employment-related, similar to 2023. For years, consumer-related complaints dominated BIPA litigation in federal court. However, in the second half of 2023, that ratio has reversed significantly in favor of employment-related lawsuits for the rest of the year. This shift is likely due in part to …