Insurer Can't Avoid Defending Salon in Biometrics Suit
An Illinois court has found that an insurer must defend an insured for sending a client's fingerprints to a third-party vendor in a violation of the BIPA.
The Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, Sixth Division, has upheld the lower court ruling that an insurer must defend a nail salon that has been charged with sending a client’s fingerprints to a third-party vendor in a violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The case is W. Bend Mut. Ins. Co. v. Krishna Schaumburg Tan, Inc., 2020 IL App (1st) 191834.
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