July 31, 2018 Feature

Biometrics, Genetics, and Insurance Coverage

By Timothy M. Thornton

In December 2017, a court approved a $1.5 million settlement in Sekura v. L.A. Tan. A class of tanning salon customers sued L.A. Tan under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). L.A. Tan used customer fingerprint data for membership identification purposes, without notice or consent. Sekura v. L.A. Tan Enterprises Inc., Case No. 2015 CH 16694, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division (Dec. 2017).

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