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Michael Bleicher counsels and litigates privacy, data security, and First Amendment issues for clients in the technology and communications industries. He has in-depth knowledge of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), Stored Communications Act (SCA), state biometric privacy laws, and other federal and state privacy statutes.

Enacted in 1998, Illinois’ Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA) governs the confidentiality and use of genetic testing and genetic information by employers and insurers. The statute was designed to prevent employers and insurers from using genetic testing and information as a means of discrimination. To that end, GIPA prohibits employers and their agents from directly or indirectly soliciting

The Federal Trade Commission announced its first enforcement action alleging that discriminatory use of artificial intelligence was an unfair practice under Section 5 of the FTC Act on December 19, 2023. 

The enforcement action signals that the FTC is using and will continue to use its Section 5 unfairness authority to require reasonable safeguards on

A new U.S. Supreme Court decision holds that federal courts cannot enforce or vacate arbitration awards under Sections 9 and 10 of the Federal Arbitration Act unless they have an independent jurisdictional basis to consider the case.

Previously, many federal courts would “look through” an arbitration enforcement action to the subject of the underlying dispute