In this episode, Brian Hengesbaugh, Chair of Global Privacy and Security, is joined by Rachel Ehlers, Privacy and Cybersecurity partner based in Texas, as they discuss the heightened focus on biometrics and key data privacy issues surrounding this prevalent technology. Listen in to hear about:

  • an overview of the key laws that govern biometric data
  • enforcement and litigation trends in this space
  • considerations for in-house attorneys with regard to biometrics in the context of their privacy and security programs

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Brian provides advice on global data privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, digital media, direct marketing information management, and other legal and regulatory issues. He is Chair of Baker McKenzie's Global Data Privacy and Security group.


Rachel Ehlers is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group, based in the Firm's Houston office. Rachel's practice focuses on technology transactions, data privacy and cybersecurity. She has extensive experience advising clients on data incidents and breach response, cross-border transfers, and data privacy and cybersecurity issues related to mergers and acquisitions.