Emily Tabatabai Weighs in on Top Cybersecurity & Privacy Developments of 2017


Orrick of counsel Emily Tabatabai, a founding member of our Cybersecurity & Data Privacy team, recently spoke with Law360 regarding the top cybersecurity and privacy developments of 2017. Emily discussed how the current crop of litigation involving Illinois’ unique biometric privacy law (BIPA) is helping to clarify the scope and application of the law, particularly as it is applied to photographs and facial geometry.

According to Emily, “As this litigation continues to wind through the courts, we're going to see the broad contours of the law become more well defined, and states that are contemplating more privacy laws are going to be looking very closely at the outcome of this litigation to see how they want to craft their own laws on this topic in the future.”