Biometrics and Privacy Law

A Q&A with Al Saikali of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP

Up until recently class action suits involving the Biometric Information Privacy Act were rare. In the past two years, however, this Illinois statute has become the focus of a trend, with plaintiffs attorneys zeroing in on companies that employ Illinois residents. I spoke with Al Saikali, chair of the data security and privacy practice at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, about the law and the current landscape of biometric privacy litigation.

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Examining the Recently Introduced New York Department of Financial Services Regulation

A Q&A with Alice Kane and Philip Goldstein of Duane Morris, LLP

Acknowledging the degree to which cyber theft poses a threat to the insurance industry, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued a proposed cybersecurity regulation in September. We talked to Alice Kane and Philip Goldstein, attorneys at Duane Morris, LLP about the regulation and its implications for the insurance industry.

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Parsing the EU’s Cybersecurity Rules

A Q&A with Alan Meneghetti of Locke Lord LLP

Last December, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council announced that they had reached an agreement on an EU-wide cybersecurity directive that should go into effect within the next few years. I asked UK-based lawyer Alan Meneghetti about what the new rules mean and what they cover.

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