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USA: Dealing with biometric laws and litigation

US states have begun to pass legislation that regulates how companies can collect biometric data, whether they can share this information, and how the information should be protected. Even for companies that operate outside of these states, there are risks to companies who fail to protect biometric data, in the form of state data breach notification laws. Liisa Thomas, Shanna Pearce, and Eric DiIulio, Partner, Senior Associate and Associate respectively at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, examine the requirements and steps companies can take to address their obligations and the risks.

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