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Honorlock Proctoring Software Collects Biometrics Illinois BIPA Class Action

During the Covid-19 pandemic, proctoring services were used by hundreds of educational and other institutions to permit students to take tests at their own premises, away from the risks of being among others in close quarters for one or more hours. Honorlock Incorporated is one such proctoring company, providing test-taking services for more than 300  Read more

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Cerner Corp. RxStation Use of Biometrics BIPA Illinois Class Action

Biometric identifiers include handprints, fingerprints, facial geometry, and retinas. Biometric information is information based on any of these. Cerner Corporation offers health information technology that is “biometrically enabled,” including its RxStation. The complaint alleges that the company does not obey the requirements of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) when taking, storing, and using  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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Ditto Technologies Virtual Glasses Try-Ons BIPA Illinois Class Action

Virtual “try-on” software has become popular as an aid to selling things like cosmetics. Ditto Technologies, Inc. offers this kind of software to makers of glasses. Unfortunately, these programs usually begin by scanning customers’ facial geometry. The complaint for this class action alleges that Ditto has collected, stored, and used the biometric information of potential  Read more

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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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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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Aveda “Try-On” Feature Collects Facial Scans BIPA Illinois Class Action

Aveda Corporation has a “Try On” feature at its website that allows consumers to virtually try on different hair styles and colors. The application takes a facial scan of the consumer’s face so that it can accurately add color to the person’s hair. The complaint alleges that Aveda has been collecting and storing such data,  Read more

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Tarte Cosmetics Virtual Try-On Biometrics BIPA Class Action

At the Tarte Cosmetics, Inc. website, part of the sales pitch is allowing consumers to virtually try on its make-up products. The Virtual Make-Up Try On program scans consumers’ facial geometry and then virtually applies certain products. But the complaint alleges that this program’s “features function, at least in part, by scanning, collecting, storing, and  Read more

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