Seventh Circuit Rules that BIPA Cases Can be Heard in Federal Court

    On May 5, 2020, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that a federal court could hear certain Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) claims in the matter of Bryant v. Compass Group USA, Inc.

    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois originally remanded the case, finding that it lacked Article III standing, namely that federal jurisdiction could not be invoked unless the plaintiff suffered a concrete injury. The Seventh Circuit found that the case had Article III standing on account of the Compass Group withholding substantive information to which Christine Bryant was entitled by depriving her of the ability to give informed consent when a workplace vending machine collected her fingerprints to create a user account.

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