Q: Does a BIPA claim accrue each time a person’s biometrics are scanned or only with the first such scan?
A: A BIPA claim accrues with each scan.
On February 17, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Cothron v. White Castle, holding that a claim under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) is triggered upon each biometric scan, rather than just the first. The court’s 4-3 decision significantly expands the exposure BIPA defendants face.
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