Practical Guide in Biometrics Litigation: A 2017 Perspective on the Best Practices
As the use and collection of biometric data proliferate over the years, its exposure to risks and privacy litigation also increases. More companies now turn to biometric technology for customer and employee identification in every transaction. However, despite the increasing benefits and growing usage of biometrics, companies are in need of developing and implementing an effective and efficient data policy to ensure compliance with applicable laws and avoid unwanted risks and legal challenges.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will discuss all the important issues and developments with regard to Biometrics Litigation. Speakers will also provide a definitive guide in the fundamentals of this significant topic.
Key topics include:
- Biometric Information Privacy Act
- Biometric Data Collection and Usage
- Legislations Governing Biometric Usage
- Recent Biometric Class Actions
- Enforcement and Litigation Risks
- Scope and Limitations
- Advantages and Disadvantages
Rebekah S. Guyon, Attorney
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Kamran Salour, Attorney
Callahan & Blaine
- What are biometrics? In technical and layman’s terms.
- Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA)
- allows damages for misuse of biometric information
- creates private right of action
- Texas Business and Commerce Code § 503.001
- restricts capture or use of biometric identifier
- civil penalties recoverable by state attorney general
LITIGATION AND CASE LAW
- Recent and current photographic based facial recognition technology suits that allege BIPA violations
- Common defenses to facial recognition technology suits and their relative efficacy
- Amendments to existing biometric privacy statutes
- Legislation afoot in other states directed at biometric privacy
- NY state bill on financial data security
WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS
- Other potential types and areas of regulation
Who Should Attend:
- Data and Privacy Lawyers
- Corporate CEOs
- Risk Management Officers
- Chief Security Officers
- Data and Privacy Officers
Rebekah S. Guyon is an intellectual property and entertainment attorney in Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles office. She represents clients in a variety of business and commercial disputes, with emphasis on matters relating to complex intellectual property and Internet litigation, including privacy, copyright, trademark, and Internet law-related issues. She also represents companies in free speech matters and litigation involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. In addition, her practice involves counseling on data security and privacy matters, including matters involving data security breaches and matters pertaining to the Stored Communications Act and Federal Wiretap Act.
Rebekah S. Guyon is an intellectual property and entertainment attorney in Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles office. She represents clients in …
Kamran Salour is an attorney at Callahan & Blaine in Orange County.
Mr. Salour serves successfully as litigation counsel for businesses and high-net-worth individuals in complex commercial litigation disputes frequently involving breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference, and unfair competition claims.
Mr. Salour’s experience extends to cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection matters. He advises on cybersecurity compliance and defends companies against claims of violating popular privacy statutes, such as the TCPA and the VPPA. He is also a Certified Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Mr. Salour also lends advice to businesses and individuals to minimize the reputational impact that allegations of false or fraudulent conduct have on day-to-day business operations and individuals. Combined with his cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection experience, Mr. Salour is positioned uniquely to mitigate the legal and reputational repercussions stemming from allegations of data breaches and privacy statute violations.
Kamran Salour is an attorney at Callahan & Blaine in Orange County. Mr. Salour serves successfully as litigation counsel for …
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About Greenberg Traurig, LLPGreenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2,000 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We offer a multidisciplinary team solving real-world problems in the business, political and legal environments of major commercial centers. With experience in more than 100 practice areas, Greenberg Traurig is positioned to help clients achieve their objectives both domestically and in the global marketplace. Our IP and Technology Practice of more than 180 full-time IP and technology attorneys provide strategic counsel for clients requiring in-depth understanding in specialized technology. Experienced in federal and state court litigation of patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secret and copyright infringement, as well as in computer software-related disputes, our attorneys have handled some of the most complex IP cases. Greenberg Traurig
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Callahan & Blaine is California's Premier Litigation Firm. Founded in 1984, C&B has been achieving record-breaking verdicts and settlements for over 32 years in all areas of complex litigation. For example, C&B has the highest jury verdict in Orange County history, a $934 million jury verdict achieved after a three-month trial in a complex business litigation case. Likewise, C&B obtained a $50 million settlement that has been certified by West Trial Digest as the largest personal injury settlement in the history of the United States. C&B also has the highest insurance bad faith judgment ($58 Million) and the largest employment law settlement ($38 Million) in Orange County history. C&B is Orange County's #1 litigation and trial law firm.