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ParTech Finger Scanning BIPA Settlement

ParTech, Inc. is settling a class action alleging that restaurant workers were required to scan their fingers on a scanner attached to a point-of-sale system in Illinois, without first fulfilling the requirements of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).  Read more

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Vending Machine Collecting Fingerprints BIPA Illinois Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action alleging Compass Group USA, Inc. and 365 Retail Markets, LLC violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The complaint alleged that the companies collected, captured, or otherwise obtained biometrics, including fingerprints from users of certain vending machine systems in Illinois without meeting the requirements of BIPA. The vending  Read more

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7-Eleven Video Systems Collect Biometrics Illinois Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that stores for 7-Eleven, Inc. in Illinois are equipped with surveillance systems that do more than merely survey and record goings-on in the stores. The complaint alleges that they “surreptitiously collect, capture, possess, or otherwise obtain biometric data.” They do this without notice to the customers whose data  Read more

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BioLife Finger Scan Illinois Settlement

BioLife Plasma, LLC is paying just a little under $6 million to settle a class action alleging that it violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). BIPA regulates the collection, storage, and use of biometrics in Illinois. The complaint alleged that the company collected fingerprints from donors without meeting BIPA’s informed consent requirement and  Read more

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E.A. Sween Facial Scans for Timekeeping Illinois BIPA Class Action

E.A. Sween Company is one of the many companies that now use employee biometrics for timekeeping purposes. The company requires that employees have their facial geometry scanned and then uses the scans to monitor the amount of time they work. More and more companies are requiring the use of biometrics, for worker identification or authentication,  Read more

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Whole Foods Taking of Workers’ Voiceprints Illinois BIPA Class Action

Many companies now use fingerprints and hand scans for timekeeping in their workplaces. This complaint takes issue with the use of voiceprints or voice/speaker recognition by Whole Foods Market Group, Inc. at its distribution center in Illinois, claiming that its practices violate the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).  Read more

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County Materials Taking Employee Biometrics Illinois BIPA Class Action

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, County Materials Corporation required that its employees clock in and out using a fingerprint scan. The complaint for this class action alleges this exposes its employees to “serious and irreversible privacy risks[.]” It claims that, in taking and keeping fingerprints for employees at its four plants in Illinois, County Materials did  Read more

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Octapharma Plasma Finger Scans BIPA Settlement

Octapharma Plasma, Inc. is paying nearly $10 million to settle a class action alleging it had certain plasma donors scan their fingers at a donation location in Illinois. The problem is that Illinois has a Biometric Information Privacy Act, requiring that private businesses follow certain rules if they wish to take biometrics from people. The  Read more

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Cerner Corp. RxStation Use of Biometrics BIPA Illinois Class Action

Biometric identifiers include handprints, fingerprints, facial geometry, and retinas. Biometric information is information based on any of these. Cerner Corporation offers health information technology that is “biometrically enabled,” including its RxStation. The complaint alleges that the company does not obey the requirements of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) when taking, storing, and using  Read more

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Lemonade Insurance Deceptive Collection of Biometrics Class Action

Lemonade Insurance Company and its related companies do business digitally, using artificial intelligence (AI) technology. But the complaint for this class action alleges that, in the process, it collects, stores, and uses customers’ biometric data, without their knowledge and “despite Lemonade’s express representations to the contrary[.]” The complaint alleges violations of New York state laws,  Read more

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