On February 23, 2024, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office reported that it had ordered public service providers Serco Leisure, Serco Jersey and associated community leisure trusts to stop using facial recognition technology and fingerprint scanning to monitor employee attendance.
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On January 22, 2024, a draft of the final text of the EU Artificial Intelligence Act (“AI Act”) was leaked to the public. The leaked text substantially diverges from the original proposal by the European Commission, which dates back to 2021. The AI Act includes elements from both the European Parliament’s and the Council’s proposals.Continue Reading Final Draft of EU AI Act Leaked

On February 17, 2023, the Illinois Supreme Court issued an opinion in Cothron v. White Castle Systems, Inc., in response to a certified question from the Seventh Circuit, ruling that the plain language of Section 15(b) and 15(d) of the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act shows that a claim accrues under BIPA with every scan or transmission of biometric identifiers or biometric information without prior informed consent.
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On February 10, 2023, an Illinois federal district court ordered the dismissal of a putative class action lawsuit alleging that an online tool that allowed users to virtually try on sunglasses violated the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act.
Continue Reading Illinois Federal Court Rules that BIPA Health Care Exemption Applies to Sunglasses Virtual Try-On Tool