Tag Archives: data collection

New Jersey Senate Passes Bill Limiting Identity-Card Scanning by Retailers for Limited Purposes

On June 22, 2017, the New Jersey Senate passed the Personal Information and Privacy Protection Act (“the Act”), now awaiting Governor Christie’s handling. The Act permits retailers to scan a person’s identity card (“I.D. card”) for specified purposes and limits the type of information that may be collected to the name, address, date of birth, … Continue Reading

Proper Handling of Biometric Data — Lessons Learned from a $1.5 Million Illinois Class Action Settlement

In 2008, Illinois passed the Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14/1 (the Act or BIPA), which requires companies to obtain a person’s consent before collecting that person’s biometric data. Illinois, unlike other states such as Texas, provides a private right of action for individuals whose data was collected without proper notification and consent. Under … Continue Reading

US/EU Safe Harbour Invalidated – The View from London

On 6 October, the European Court of Justice struck down the “Safe Harbour” agreement created by the EU Commission Decision 2000/520 for the transferring of personal data between entities located in the EU and the US, or even between a single company’s servers located in the US and the EU. The agreement was a cornerstone … Continue Reading