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Illinois Attorney General - Small Claims Court
AG Kwame Raoul sent me a printout of this along with a letter about my complaint about Comcast's deceptive pricing around auto-pay.
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6 days ago by ghing
What Sony's robot dog teaches us about biometric data privacy • CNET
Megan Wollerton:
<p>Because of our office pet's face-detecting capabilities, Sony doesn't sell Aibo in Illinois. The state's <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=3004&ChapterID=57#top">Biometric Information Privacy Act</a> (BIPA) regulates the collection of biometric data, including face scans.

So Aibo's out in the land of Lincoln, but the story doesn't stop with Sony's quirky robot. Illinois also limits access to facial recognition in home security cameras, a feature that's becoming increasingly prevalent in the consumer security market. Let's take a closer look at BIPA, the growth of biometric tech in consumer products - and how other states in the US treat your biometric info.

The Biometric Information Privacy Act was established in 2008 to regulate "the collection, use, safeguarding, handling, storage, retention, and destruction of biometric identifiers and information." BIPA defines "biometric identifiers" as retina scans, iris scans, fingerprints, hand scans, face scans and voiceprints.

Basically, an individual or a company needs "informed written consent" to use another individual's biometric info. 

State senator Terry Link for Illinois' 30th district introduced Senate Bill 2400 on Feb. 14, 2008 to protect the biometric privacy of Illinois residents. State senators Christine Radogno, Iris Y. Martinez, David Koehler and Heather Steans served as co-sponsors of the bill. It was approved as the Biometric Information Privacy Act on Oct. 3, 2008.

Senator Link filed an amendment to BIPA on May 26, 2016 to redefine "biometric identifier," to make it easier to collect certain biometric data, but later withdrew the amendment.</p>


Which also prevents various other bits of kit being sold there - such as Nest's facial recognition-enabled systems, which are disabled there. Texas and Washington states have some too.
biometrics  law  illinois 
12 days ago by charlesarthur
Toilet trouble
From WBEZ, Chicago: “Democratic Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, his wife and his brother-in-law are under federal criminal investigation for a dubious residential property tax appeal that dogged him during his gubernatorial campaign last year.”
Illinois  politics 
28 days ago by M.Leddy
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