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Hyatt Biometric Timekeeping BIPA Settlement

Hyatt Corporation is now settling a class action alleging it took biometrics from employees and used them for timekeeping purposes without complying with the requirements of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Illinois passed BIPA to impose some basic rules on private businesses who wish to collect, store, or use biometrics, and the complaint  Read more

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Method Products Biometrics Used for Timekeeping Illinois BIPA Class Action

Method Products, PBC has a location in Illinois where the complaint for this class action alleges that employees had to have their fingerprint or fingerprints scanned by a biometric device for timekeeping purposes. The complaint claims that Method, in its process of collecting, using, and storing the fingerprints, fails to fulfill the requirements of the  Read more

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Maschhoffs Biometrics Collection, Storage, and Use Illinois BIPA Class Action

The Maschhoffs, LLC is a business that requires that its employees clock in and out using a punch-clock device that relies on employee fingerprints for identification. The complaint for this class action alleges that the company has collected, stored, and used these fingerprints without complying with an Illinois law, the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).  Read more

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Subway, HP Collection of Biometrics of Restaurant Workers Illinois Class Action

Two companies—Doctor’s Associates, LLC (DAL) and HP, Inc.—are accused in this class action of violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The complaint alleges that they have been responsible for the collecting, storing, and using biometrics at Subway sandwich franchises without fulfilling the notice and consent or other requirements this law sets forth.  Read more

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Top Golf USA Biometric Privacy Illinois BIPA Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against Top Golf USA, Inc., Topgolf USA Salt Creek, LLC, and Topgolf USA Naperville, LLC about the companies’ collection of biometric identifiers and biometric information. The complaint alleged that the companies violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by collecting Illinois employees’ fingerprints without first getting written authorization,  Read more

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Pret A Manger Collection of Biometric Information Illinois BIPA Class Action

Illinois has made a start in protecting biometric information by passing the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), setting forth requirements for private companies that want to collect biometric information. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Pret A Manger (USA) Limited does not follow the requirements when it collects and uses employee biometrics  Read more

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Icon Time Systems Biometric Collection BIPA Illinois Class Action

Many employers and timeclock companies are now seeking to use biometric identifiers for signing employees in and out of work. The complaint for this class action alleges that Paychex of New York, LLC, which does business as Icon Time Systems, Inc., has been using biometric identifiers for this purpose without obeying the requirements of the  Read more

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Heartland Beef in Illinois Biometric Data Collection BIPA Class Action

Employers have begun using biometric data to identify their workers and for clocking-in and clocking-out purposes. In Illinois, the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) tries to place at least some minimal requirements on the collection and use of such data. The complaint for this class action alleges that Heartland Beef, Inc. does not abide by  Read more

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Dr. Pepper Seven Up Taking of Employees’ Biometrics BIPA Class Action

Illinois is one of the few states that have begun to pass laws governing the taking, storing, and use of biometrics with its Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Its requirements are not extensive, but it appears that some companies still don’t feel they have to comply with them. The complaint for this class action alleges  Read more

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PAR Technology Biometrics Rules Illinois BIPA Class Action

Companies are beginning to use biometric identifiers for employees in place of cards, key fobs, or other identification methods. Illinois is one of the few states that has even begun to wrestle with the privacy and security issues this raises. The complaint for this class action alleges that PAR Technology Corp. has violated Illinois Biometric  Read more

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