CENTRALIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Biometric Privacy Act - Chamber Informative Workshop to be held on Jan. 9

CENTRALIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE issued the following announcement.

Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020

Time: 3:00 PM 4:00 PM


Greater Centralia Chamber of Commerce Conference Room(map)

FREE to Chamber Members!


Chamber Informative Workshop - “Illinois Biometric Privacy Information Act”

A recent Illinois Supreme Court opinion on this Act could have significant impact on businesses throughout the state. Specifically, the Act imposes several regulations on businesses that collect, store, or use biometric information (such as fingerprint scanners, retina scanners, facial scans) and allows individuals to sue businesses that do not comply with the Act. This presentation would focus on the requirements of the Act, the impact of the Supreme Court opinion, ways to comply with the Act, and what to do if a business is sued under the Act.

Some of the companies that have been sued recently for violating the Act include manufacturers/factories, retails stores, gas stations, grocery stores, EMS providers, janitorial contractors, shipping companies, auto body shops, and fast food restaurants.

Greg Odom is a Member with Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC. He practices in Baker Sterchi's Illinois offices. Greg is an experienced trial attorney whose practice is focused on complex business litigation matters in the areas of toxic torts, personal injury, product liability, premises liability, environmental law, cyber liability, and commercial litigation. He represents individuals, local businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in state and federal courts across Illinois and Missouri. Greg is currently on the Illinois Association of Trial Defense Counsel's Board of Directors and is licensed to practice in Illinois and Missouri.

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