Alan Wernick Blogs About "Biometric Information Privacy Laws" for the International Legal Technology Association


Alan S. Wernick has authored a blog post, “Biometric Information Privacy Laws,” for the International Legal Technology Association. CLICK HERE to view the blog.

The post briefly describes some biometric business applications presently in use, and provides a brief overview of some legal developments regarding biometrics privacy.

Alan describes example uses in:

  • Workforce management
  • Hospitals
  • Banking
  • Retail
  • Automotive

Alan writes that the Biometric Information Privacy (“BIP”) is permanently ingrained into the privacy legal risk matrix confronting organizations and individuals. He warns that businesses, governments and their professional advisers must understand and proactively address the legal risks attendant to biometric information and the use thereof with customers, employees and third-party vendors.

For some additional information, please see Alan’s article titled “Biometric Information – Permanent Personally Identifiable Information Risk.”

About Alan S. Wernick

Alan is an experienced business transactions attorney, advocate and arbitrator/mediator handling legal matters for businesses in the areas of information technology, privacy/cybersecurity, and intellectual property (copyright, trademark, trade secrets, licensing). Alan is a trusted leader and advisor, having worked in large law firms, as in-house counsel and as counsel to and advocate for middle market, Fortune 500, Fortune 100 and startup clients. He is recognized by peers and clients for his extensive track record advising organizations acquiring, using and selling/licensing technologies and related services, including the drafting and negotiation of a variety of technology and commercial agreements; data privacy/cybersecurity compliance and remediation, including responding to data breaches; IP protection; mergers and acquisitions due diligence; compliance processes, procedures and policies; and dispute resolution, including breach of contract claims and IP infringement claims. Alan also handles litigation matters and represents businesses that have suffered a data breach. He is an advocate in the federal, state and appellate courts for client disputes concerning information technology and intellectual property, and also an advocate in dispute resolution through arbitration and mediation.

225 W. Washington St.Suite 2800Chicago, Illinois 60606

301 S. County Farm RoadSuite AWheaton, Illinois 60187