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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Mary Kay Cosmetics Virtual Try-On Biometrics BIPA Class Action

At the website for Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc., consumers can virtually “try on” the company’s make-up products with its “MirrorMe” program. But the complaint alleges that this program’s “features function, at least in part, by scanning, collecting, storing, and using customers’ or potential customers’ facial biometrics.” Why is this a problem? The complaint alleges it  Read more

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Pella Use of Biometrics for Temperature Scanning Illinois BIPA Class Action

Companies have been using worker biometrics for timekeeping for a number of years now. This case alleges that Pella Corporation took facial scans for a different purpose: so that a third-party vendor could operate a temperature scanner. The facial scans, the complaint alleges, were taken so that the temperature scanner could correctly orient itself to  Read more

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Paychex Biometric Scan Timeclocks Illinois BIPA Settlement

Paychex, Inc. is spending more than $3 million to resolve an Illinois class action alleging that the company violated BIPA, the Biometric Information Privacy Act, an Illinois law governing the collection, storage, and use of biometrics. Paychex collected individuals’ biometrics for timekeeping purposes, through finger, iris, or facial recognition scanning, but the complaint alleged that  Read more

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Heartland Employment Services Finger Scan BIPA Settlement

Heartland Employment Services, LLC is putting up more than $5 million to settle an Illinois class action alleging it violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) when it took scans of workers’ fingers and shared them with its timekeeping vendor. BIPA imposes requirements on private companies that want to collect, store, or use biometrics.  Read more

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Shutterfly Facial Recognition Illinois BIPA Settlement

Shutterfly, Inc. is paying $6.75 million to settle a class action alleging it used facial recognition software to scan faces in photos posted by users, for a process called Face Grouping, thereby violating Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). BIPA requires certain things of private businesses who wish to take, collect, store, or use biometrics,  Read more

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Amazon Photos Unlawful Facial Scans Illinois BIPA Class Action

Biometric information is unique to each individual and cannot be replaced if it is compromised or stolen. In Illinois, the Biometric Information and Privacy Act (BIPA) attempts to regulate the collection and use of biometrics by private entities, but the complaint for this class action claims that Amazon.com, Inc. does not obey the law. The  Read more

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