Ace Hotel Use of Employee Fingerprints for Timekeeping Illinois BIPA Class Action

The Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), an Illinois law, was intended to begin to address the unique issues posed by the collection of biometric information, such as fingerprints or retinal scans. The complaint for this class action alleges that Ace Hotel Chicago, LLC collects employees’ biometric information but does not follow the requirements of BIPA.  Read more

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Heartland Beef Employee Fingerprint Scans Illinois BIPA Class Action

Heartland Beef, Inc. has more than twenty locations of Arby’s franchises. Seven of them are located in Illinois, when means they are subject to that state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The complaint for this class action alleges that Heartland collects fingerprint information from employees for use in its timekeeping systems but does not meet  Read more

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Hotel Employees Biometric Information Collection and Use Illinois BIPA Class Action

This biometrics class action brings suit against four hotel management companies that have participated in the management of the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center between 2014 and the present. When these companies hire an employee, they require the person to have their fingerprints or hands scanned by a biometric system used for  Read more

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TikTok Facial Geometry Scans Violation of BIPA Illinois Class Action

This class action against Tik-Tok, Inc. and its parent company ByteDance, Inc. alleges that the Tik-Tok app scans, stores, and uses the facial geometry information of individuals in videos that are posted and from uses of its “effects” features that allow users to change their faces. The complaint brings suit under the Illinois Biometric Information  Read more

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Amazon Connect, Pindrop Taking of Voiceprints Wisconsin BIPA Class Action

Recently, cases have been filed against companies like Instagram and Facebook for collecting scans from users’ photos for the development of facial recognition technology. This case brings suit against Amazon Web Services, Inc. and Pindrop Security, Inc. for collecting customer voiceprints—another form of biometric information—in violation of Illinois law.  Read more

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Facebook Facial Scans Biometric Privacy Settlement

Facebook is paying $650 million to settle an Illinois class action alleging that its “Tag Suggestions” and other features involving facial scans violated the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Under the law, companies can’t collect, store, or use biometric information without first giving the subjects notice and obtaining their consent. The case alleges that  Read more

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Facebook Collects Instagram Facial Geometry Scans BIPA Class Action

Facebook, Inc. owns the Instagram social media platform. The complaint for this class action alleges, “Earlier this year Facebook agreed to pay $650 million to settle a class action that accuses the company of illegally harvesting the protected biometrics of users of its Facebook platform. As set forth below, Facebook also illegally harvests the protected  Read more

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TikTok Scans Facial Geometry Without Consent Illinois BIPA Class Action

TikTok, Inc. is one of the fastest-growing social media platforms in the US. The complaint for this class action brings suit against TikTok and its parent company ByteDance, Inc. for allegedly collecting storing, and using the biometric information and biometric identifiers of its users without the users’ knowledge or consent, in violation of Illinois’s Biometric  Read more

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Ring Video Cameras Collection and Use of Biometrics Illinois BIPA Class Action

Ring, LLC sells video doorbells, which the complaint for this class action calls “‘smart doorbells’ that allow homeowners … to see, hear, and speak to visitors from the homeowners’ phone, tablet, and PC.” Now, the complaint claims, Ring has filed a patent application “that describes an advanced system of facial recognition” that would allow law  Read more

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Alclear No Refunds for Closure of Clear Biometric ID Platform Class Action

This class action is one of many about money paid in advance for a subscription or service, only to have the business close down in response to Covid-19, without making refunds. In this case, Alclear, LLC charges a yearly fee for the use of its “biometric secure identity platform” Clear. The company closed Clear on  Read more

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