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Illinois: Bill amending BIPA passes third reading in Senate

On April 11, 2024, Senate Bill 2979 amending the Biometric Information Privacy Act passed its third reading in the State Senate. This follows the passing of the bill's second reading in the State Senate on March 14, 2024.

In particular, the bill adds to the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) the concept of 'electronic signature,' and provides that if a private entity violates requirements for collecting, capturing, purchasing, receiving through trade, or otherwise obtaining the same biometric identifier or biometric information from the same person using the same method of collection in more than one instance is considered to have committed a single violation for which the aggrieved person is entitled to, at most, one recovery.

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.