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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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Schenker Fingerprint Scan and Illinois Biometric Privacy Act Class Action

If someone steals your credit card or debit card number, you can cancel the card and get a new one. But what can you do if someone steals your fingerprints? Only a few states have laws on biometric data collection. The complaint for this class action alleges that Schenker, Inc. violated the Illinois Biometric Information  Read more

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Kronos Biometric Information Used for Timekeeping Illinois Class Action

It seems that biometric information is being used by some companies for ordinary timekeeping purposes. Kronos Incorporated, a company that provides HR, payroll, timekeeping, tax, and compliance services, uses biometric information in providing its services to employers. But the complaint for this class action alleges that when it does so, Kronos does not obey Illinois’s  Read more

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NFI and Kronos Collection of Employee Fingerprints Illinois BIPA Class Action

If your credit card number is stolen, you can cancel the card and get a new one with a new number. However, if your fingerprints are stolen, you can’t cancel them and get a new set. The complaint for this class action alleges that NFI, LLC and Kronos, Inc. are recording and storing the biometric  Read more

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White Castle, Cross Match Employee Fingerprint Use BIPA Class Action

The many data breaches suffered by companies, from restaurants to retailers to credit reporting agencies, show that it’s difficult to keep personal information private. That concern is magnified when the information companies store includes biometric data, such as fingerprints or palm scans. The complaint for this class action alleges that White Castle System, Inc. and  Read more

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White Castle, Cross Match Employee Fingerprint Use BIPA Class Action

The many data breaches suffered by companies, from restaurants to retailers to credit reporting agencies, show that it’s difficult to keep personal information private. That concern is magnified when the information companies store includes biometric data, such as fingerprints or palm scans. The complaint for this class action alleges that White Castle System, Inc. and  Read more

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Sunrise Senior Living Illinois Fingerprint Time Clock Settlement

Sunrise Senior Living Management, Inc. has agreed to a settlement in a case alleging it violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. The complaint claimed that Sunrise had been collecting employee fingerprints for use with a fingerprint time clock but had not obtained the employees’ informed written consent or formed a policy of what would  Read more

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Southwest Airlines Fingerprinting in Violation of Biometrics Law Class Action

The complaint for this class action claims that Southwest Airlines has violated Illinois laws by taking and storing the fingerprints of its employees. Fingerprints are a biometric identifier, and the complaint claims that Southwest has not complied with Illinois’s Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA), which regulates the collection, use, and retention of biometric information.  Read more

Kimpton Hotel Biometric Fingerprint Data Storage Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that a hotel chain did not follow Illinois regulations for the taking, retention, and use of “biometric data.” The complaint claims that the hotel was using employee fingerprint scans as a means of clocking in and out, but did not observe regulations on such things as informing employees,  Read more

LA Tan Fingerprint Class Action Settlement

The plaintiff in this lawsuit alleges that L.A. Tan violated an Illinois law called the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) by collecting Illinois customers’ fingerprints without obtaining their informed written consent. The plaintiff also alleges that the defendant violated the BIPA in other ways, and that the defendant violated other legal rights of hers through  Read more