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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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Hotel Employees Biometric Information Collection and Use Illinois BIPA Class Action

This biometrics class action brings suit against four hotel management companies that have participated in the management of the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center between 2014 and the present. When these companies hire an employee, they require the person to have their fingerprints or hands scanned by a biometric system used for  Read more

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Amazon Connect, Pindrop Taking of Voiceprints Wisconsin BIPA Class Action

Recently, cases have been filed against companies like Instagram and Facebook for collecting scans from users’ photos for the development of facial recognition technology. This case brings suit against Amazon Web Services, Inc. and Pindrop Security, Inc. for collecting customer voiceprints—another form of biometric information—in violation of Illinois law.  Read more

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Facebook Collects Instagram Facial Geometry Scans BIPA Class Action

Facebook, Inc. owns the Instagram social media platform. The complaint for this class action alleges, “Earlier this year Facebook agreed to pay $650 million to settle a class action that accuses the company of illegally harvesting the protected biometrics of users of its Facebook platform. As set forth below, Facebook also illegally harvests the protected  Read more

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Lifespace Violations of Biometrics Rules BIPA Class Action

Biometric information is sensitive in a way that things like credit card numbers aren’t. If your credit card number is stolen, you can cancel it and get a new credit card with a different number. But if your fingerprints are stolen, you can’t get a new set of fingers. Still, more and more companies are  Read more

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