Private Rights of Action and Privacy Class Actions: A cautionary tale from Illinois

Podcast recorded by the Federalist Society's Regulatory Transparency Project featuring Ashley Baker, director of public policy at the Committee for Justice, and Jennifer Huddleston, research fellow at the Mercatus Center:

Explainer Episode 9 - The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

In an episode of the Fourth Branch Podcast, Ashley Baker and Jennifer Huddleston discuss how an Illinois biometric privacy law offers a cautionary tale for policymakers as they consider data privacy regulations. What makes this law so powerful is that it allows for a private right of action for individuals to bring suit and pursue damages for violations of the act even if they suffered no injury.

The law isn’t limited to just Illinois companies. A recent Ninth Circuit ruling against Facebook allowed these