Fast facts about the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act
If you’ve never heard of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), you’re not alone. But Illinois has some of the strictest laws about how biometric information is collected, protected, and used — and violations can carry hefty fines. Many healthcare providers and practices collect and share biometric information without recognizing this legal quagmire. For example: did you know that some photographs you share of your patients on social media might be printed and used to access systems protected by their biometric data? It sounds like something from science fiction, but it’s just the realities of modern technology. (Visit our blog “5 Things Healthcare Providers are Doing Wrong on Social Media” for details).
Learn the basics about BIPA below. Then head over to our dedicated BIPA page to continue learning about this important law.
Jackson LLP’s dedicated healthcare attorneys can explore how BIPA impacts your practice’s patient and employee data collection policies. Call our office at (312) 985-6484 or click the button below to schedule your complimentary initial consultation.