Sara Murken reports:
Incoming Illinois attorney general Kwame Raoul will help steer the ongoing legislative debate about his state’s biometric privacy law.
Tech companies and privacy advocates are battling over a proposal to amend the law regulating the use of biometric data such as fingerprints, iris and retinal scans and facial recognition technology. Raoul (D), elected Nov. 6, has signaled he will weigh in against legislation that would scale back the law.
“States like Illinois have helped tame the Wild West of social media, but there is still much to be done,” Raoul told Bloomberg Law before the midterm elections. “I supported the Illinois Biometrics Information Privacy Act—the strongest law of its kind in the nation—because I understand that people use social media with the reasonable expectation that their biometric data will not be appropriated without authorization.”
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