Illinois Statutes Chapter 740. Civil Liabilities § 14/10.Definitions

§ 10.  Definitions.  In this Act:

Biometric identifier” means a retina or iris scan, fingerprint, voiceprint, or scan of hand or face geometry.  Biometric identifiers do not include writing samples, written signatures, photographs, human biological samples used for valid scientific testing or screening, demographic data, tattoo descriptions, or physical descriptions such as height, weight, hair color, or eye color.  Biometric identifiers do not include donated organs, tissues, or parts as defined in the Illinois Anatomical Gift Act or blood or serum stored on behalf of recipients or potential recipients of living or cadaveric transplants and obtained or stored by a federally designated organ procurement agency.  Biometric identifiers do not include biological materials regulated under the Genetic Information Privacy Act.  Biometric identifiers do not include information captured from a patient in a health care setting or information collected, used, or stored for health care treatment, payment, or operations under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.  Biometric identifiers do not include an X-ray, roentgen process, computed tomography, MRI, PET scan, mammography, or other image or film of the human anatomy used to diagnose, prognose, or treat an illness or other medical condition or to further validate scientific testing or screening.

Biometric information” means any information, regardless of how it is captured, converted, stored, or shared, based on an individual's biometric identifier used to identify an individual.  Biometric information does not include information derived from items or procedures excluded under the definition of biometric identifiers.

Confidential and sensitive information” means personal information that can be used to uniquely identify an individual or an individual's account or property.  Examples of confidential and sensitive information include, but are not limited to, a genetic marker, genetic testing information, a unique identifier number to locate an account or property, an account number, a PIN number, a pass code, a driver's license number, or a social security number.

Private entity” means any individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, or other group, however organized.  A private entity does not include a State or local government agency.  A private entity does not include any court of Illinois, a clerk of the court, or a judge or justice thereof.

Written release” means informed written consent or, in the context of employment, a release executed by an employee as a condition of employment.


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