Data Privacy Class Actions Soar

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Data Privacy class action lawsuits have skyrocketed in the past few years. These suits have seen a record-breaking amount in settlement payments, soaring to billions of dollars. Much of these suits pertain to biometric data handling following the Illinois Supreme Court decision, which increased the statute of limitations on Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) claims from 1 to 5 years. This has increased the number and scale of biometric data collection consent and mishandling claims.

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