CyberScoop: Illinois’ biometric privacy law provides blueprint as states seek to curb data collection

February 28, 2023

Caitriona Fitzgerald, deputy director at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, who testified in favor of Maryland’s Biometric Data Privacy Act, told CyberScoop that nothing about BIPA or its emulators prevents companies from using biometric technology. “They could still do it there just has to be that step of suitably informing the individual about the biometric collection and making sure that they’re getting their consent,” said Fitzgerald.

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