In the News Today - October 16, 2017

October 16, 2017

Spike in IL lawsuits vs employers over fingerprints, other biometric data may be just the beginning: A Washington, D.C.-based employment attorney warned that, thanks to a unique part of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act, data privacy class action lawsuits against businesses will continue to spike. Illinois is the only state where individuals can file such a suit, according to Karla Grossenbacher of Seyfarth Shaw. Other states require the attorney general to take the action. (Cook County Record)

Carson: Government considering ending use of False Claims Act against FHA lenders: Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson told the House Financial Services Committee that the department is considering ending the use of the False Claims Act against mortgage lenders in cases involving the Federal Housing Administration. (HousingWire)