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Jenny Colgate Quoted in Business Insurance Article on Biometric Privacy Concerns with Workplace COVID-19 Testing

November 10, 2020

Partner Jenny Colgate is quoted in a Business Insurance article titled "Workplace COVID-19 testing raises biometric privacy concerns" on November 10, 2020.

The article discusses the risks employers take when testing their workers for COVID-19, and the need to be wary of also inadvertently collecting biometric information that would violate state privacy laws, such as Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Passed in 2008, BIPA is the most restrictive law on biometric privacy, but other states such as Texas, Washington, California, and New York have passed similar laws.

In the article, Ms. Colgate "said businesses should log the information they are collecting and review privacy laws to make sure they are not breaching them."

To read the article in full on the Business Insurance website, please click here