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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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Louis Vuitton North America Virtual Try-On Illinois BIPA Class Action

Companies appear to be using consumers’ biometrics more and more often, for anything from timekeeping to virtual try-on applications. One such company, says the complaint for this class action, is Louis Vuitton North America, Inc. (LVNA), which the complaint alleges uses facial scans to allow consumer to virtually try on its luxury eyewear, without fulfilling  Read more

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UKG Collection of Biometrics IL Settlement

UKG, Inc., formerly known as the Ultimate Software Group, Inc., is settling an Illinois class action alleging it violated the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by collection, storing, or using finger scans or facial geometry scans in Illinois without providing the disclosures or getting the consent required by BIPA.  Read more

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Align Technology App SmileView Collects Biometrics Illinois BIPA Class Action

Align Technology, Inc. offers teeth-straightening products. Its mobile app has a feature called SmileView that allows users to see what they would look like with straighter teeth. But the app requires that Align map the user’s facial geometry in order to show the after-straightening view. The complaint alleges that Align makes scans of facial geometry  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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Intermountain Collection and Storage of Fingerprints Illinois BIPA Class Action

Many companies now require their employees to use their fingerprints for timekeeping purposes. Intermountain Employment Service, Inc. has its workers use their fingerprints to clock in and out, the complaint for this class action alleges, yet it does not the requirements of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). BIPA is a state law that  Read more

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Jumio Facial Scans for Identity Verification for Airbnb Illinois Class Action

Jumio Corporation handles mobile payments and identity verification for Airbnb, among other companies. In providing this service, the complaint for this class action alleges, Jumio obtained photos of various people’s faces and of their government-issued IDs, and scanned and stored their facial geometry together with personally identifying information (PII). The complaint alleges that in taking,  Read more

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Lytx DriveCam Scans Drivers’ Faces to Stop Distracted Driving Illinois Class Action

Lytx, Inc. offers companies facial recognition software and sensors that allow companies to monitor drivers for their commercial fleets and industrial operations. One of its customers is Gemini Motor Transport, LP (GMT), which has over a thousand trucks and which monitors its drivers with Lytx cameras and systems. The complaint for this class action brings  Read more

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