The Supreme Court of Illinois ruled in Cothron v. White Castle System Inc. that a violation of the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) accrues every time a company scans or transmits an individual’s biometric data without informed consent. In their co-authored article for Claims Journal, Managing Partner Jeffrey Schulman, Partner Peter Halprin and Senior Managing Associate Tae Andrews explain why this decision may open the floodgates to significant damages awards against businesses that use or collect biometric information, and that corporate risk management and counsel evaluating these liabilities should be aware of insurance coverage which may provide both a defense and indemnity to such claims.

Read the Claims Journal article here.