A New Wave of Class Actions: The Genetic Information Privacy Act

Largely dormant for the last 25 years, Illinois’ Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA) has been sharing the limelight recently with its sibling, the Biometric Information Privacy Act. (BIPA). GIPA includes a number of restrictions related to the use and disclosure of genetic testing and genetic information, and it provides a private right of action and permits recovery of steep statutory damages. In 2023 alone, over 50 GIPA complaints were filed, and new suits continue to be filed in 2024. In this article, published on AML Law.com, Sidley lawyers Kathleen Carlson, Lawrence Fogel, and Colleen Brown explore some of GIPA’s emerging issues and unanswered questions.

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