Judge Won't Let Test Software Co. Slip Students' BIPA Suits

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By Lauraann Wood (March 24, 2022, 6:27 PM EDT) — An Illinois federal judge allowed students to move forward with claims that a testing software company failed to get informed consent to collect biometric data and improperly disclosed it, but determined the students’ unlawful profiting and data policy claims are too bare to proceed.

U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer ruled Wednesday the students lack standing for their claims that Respondus Inc. profited from their biometric data and failed to develop a data retention policy, which the students claimed violated sections 15(a) and 15(c) of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. She ruled they haven’t alleged an actual harm and determinedsimilar claims…

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