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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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Walmart Voiceprint Biometrics Used in Warehouses Illinois BIPA Class Action

Walmart, Inc. appears to use voiceprints and voice technology extensively in its fulfillment or distribution centers. But voiceprints are considered biometrics, and the complaint for this class action alleges that Walmart’s Illinois facilities are subject to the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). At issue in this case, among other things, is the continued retention  Read more

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Google G Suite for Education Collects Children’s Biometrics BIPA Class Action

The complaint for this class action notes that Google, Inc. has “provid[ed] access to its ‘ChromeBook’ laptops … to over half of the nation’s school children…” A good deed? The complaint suggests that it may not be. While the children are using Google’s G Suite for Education software, which is installed on each of the  Read more

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ProctorU Collection of Biometrics in Violation of BIPA Illinois Class Action

ProctorU, Inc. owns an online proctoring company that collects biometric information. The complaint for this class action alleges the company has collected, stored, and used biometric information from persons in Illinois without fulfilling the requirements of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).  Read more

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Ralph Lauren Corporation Collection of Biometrics Illinois BIPA Class Action

Illinois is one of the few states that has taken steps to even begin to regulate the collection, storage, and use of biometrics—the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The complaint for this class action alleges that Ralph Lauren Corporation has violated that law by collecting, storing, and using its Illinois employees’ biometrics for timekeeping purposes  Read more

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Armada Warehouse Fingerprint Timekeeping Illinois BIPA Class Action

Illinois is one of the few states to make a start in regulating the collection, storage, and use of biometric information. Its Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) sets certain requirements before private companies can collect and use biometric information. The complaint for this class action alleges that Armada Warehouse Solutions, LLC required employees to clock  Read more

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Superior Health Linens Hand Scan Biometrics BIPA Illinois Settlement

Superior Health Linens, LLC is putting up $790,000 to settle a class action alleging that it violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). BIPA sets forth rules that private companies must follow if they wish to collect or use biometric information. The complaint alleged that Superior Health Linens by collected hand scans of Illinois  Read more

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Walmart Palm Scan BIPA Biometrics Illinois Settlement

Walmart is paying $10 million to settle a class action alleging that it violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). BIPA prohibits private companies from collecting, storing, transferring, or otherwise using individuals’ biometric identifiers or biometric information without first providing the individual with certain disclosures and obtaining written consent. The complaint alleges that Walmart  Read more

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Bella Elevator Biometrics Collection for Clocking In BIPA Illinois Class Action

In recent years, more and more employers have had employees provide biometric identifiers or information for timekeeping or other job-related purposes. Illinois is one of the few states that has begun to try to regulate the collecting, storing, and use of biometrics, through its Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The complaint for this class action  Read more

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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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