The 21st Show

Illinois businesses slammed with biometric lawsuits


Purdue University photo/John Underwood

Businesses in Illinois are paying eye-popping amounts of money to settle class action lawsuits around what’s called biometric information due to the Illinois law called the Biometric Information Privacy Act. Facebook, TikTok and Google are providing over 700 million dollars in financial compensation to their social media users after admitting fault to selling or profiting off of biometric data.

To discuss BIPA and what it means for Illinois residents and businesses is a panel of experts. 


Ed Yohnka
Director of Communications and Public Policy, ACLU Illinois

Brad Tietz 
Vice President of Government Relations for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Meg Leta Jones, J.D., Ph.D. 
Communication, Culture & Technology Associate Professor, Georgetown University
Graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law