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Erin Johnson is an attorney in the business & commercial litigation practice group in Dykema’s Chicago office.

Ms. Johnson’s practice includes litigation in Illinois and Indiana’s federal courts and Illinois’ state courts defending businesses against individual and class action lawsuits arising from Illinois BIPA and data protection laws, ADA, ADEA, as well as contractual disputes. Ms. Johnson also defends financial services providers against individual claims brought pursuant to RESPA and TILA.

Ms. Johnson is a member of the firm’s Privacy and Data Security team in which she assists in advising clients in the areas of data breach response and domestic and international data privacy law compliance projects. Ms. Johnson actively participates in pro bono work and has served as a Guardian ad Litem.

Over the last several years, the emphasis on privacy and data protection has grown significantly. With the amount of data collected by companies and technology skyrocketing, the need to protect personal information has been at the forefront of states’ legislative agendas. While all 50 states now have breach notification statutes, states are now taking a closer look at issues such as tracking online behavior and the use of biometric data. What used to be futuristic props in sci-fi media, face and fingerprint scanners, are now part of everyday life and consumer transactions. Despite the increase in the use of biometric data, only three states, Washington, Texas and Illinois have passed legislation addressing biometric data. Continue Reading Illinois’ BIPA’s Rollercoaster Ride to the Illinois Supreme Court