The Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal regarding the constitutionality of Canada’s Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GNDA) on October 10, 2019. The GNDA was one of the rare private members’ bills to be passed by Parliament with support across… Read More ›
Covert DNA data banks in Canada: Quebec Court of Appeal is split
“Is the state free to collect the DNA of persons under suspicion of criminal activity by tricking them into giving up their DNA, keeping those samples indefinitely and using them as they see fit, without any prior authorization and without… Read More ›
A “technical” violation counts under Illinois biometric law
A year ago, I wrote about how the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act set off a wave of private litigation in the United States. A key issue that was being litigated was whether a plaintiff could seek liquidated damages and… Read More ›
Biometrics – Who’s aggrieved in Illinois?
The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act set off a wave of private litigation in the United States. The Act establishes a private right of action for any person “aggrieved” by a violation of the Act, which regulates how private entities collect,… Read More ›