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Microsoft Use of Facial Recognition Data BIPA Illinois Class Action

Facial recognition is an up-and-coming area of technology that both offers companies a potentially lucrative business and raises questions about individuals’ privacy. The complaint for this class action alleges that Microsoft Corporation, in its efforts to succeed in this market, has violated Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).  Read more

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TikTok Collection of Biometrics Without Consent Illinois Class Action

TikTok, Inc. is a very popular app that allows users to make, view, and share short videos. Many of its users are minors, which makes it all the more startling when this class action alleges that the company collects, stores, and uses biometric identifiers of the users and of others whose faces appear in their  Read more

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Flexicorps Biometric Identifiers BIPA Illinois Settlement

Flexicorps, Inc. is settling a class action claiming it violated Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Flexicorp allegedly collected and stored the hand scans or other biometric information of Illinois citizens without meeting the requirements of BIPA, including providing the subjects with disclosures and obtaining written consent.  Read more

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Icon Time Systems Biometric Collection BIPA Illinois Class Action

Many employers and timeclock companies are now seeking to use biometric identifiers for signing employees in and out of work. The complaint for this class action alleges that Paychex of New York, LLC, which does business as Icon Time Systems, Inc., has been using biometric identifiers for this purpose without obeying the requirements of the  Read more

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Clearview AI Facial Image Database BIPA Illinois Class Action

Clearview AI, Inc. “has created one of the largest proprietary databases in the world consisting of images of individuals[,] says the complaint for this class action. But it also alleges that the company has violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by wrongfully obtaining and using those images.  Read more

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IBM Collection and Sharing of Facial Geometry BIPA Class Action

Biometric identifiers are being used increasingly to identify people. Fingerprints and hand scans are now common. This class action involves facial geometry. The complaint alleges that International Business Machines Company (IBM) violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) when it scanned the facial geometry of about a million faces from photographs and built a  Read more

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Amazon Web Services Cloud Storage of Biometrics BIPA Class Action

Illinois has made a beginning at regulating the use of biometric data with its Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The complaint for this class action alleges that Amazon Web Services, Inc. violates this law when it stores biometric information for its customers.  Read more

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Heartland Beef in Illinois Biometric Data Collection BIPA Class Action

Employers have begun using biometric data to identify their workers and for clocking-in and clocking-out purposes. In Illinois, the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) tries to place at least some minimal requirements on the collection and use of such data. The complaint for this class action alleges that Heartland Beef, Inc. does not abide by  Read more

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Dr. Pepper Seven Up Taking of Employees’ Biometrics BIPA Class Action

Illinois is one of the few states that have begun to pass laws governing the taking, storing, and use of biometrics with its Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Its requirements are not extensive, but it appears that some companies still don’t feel they have to comply with them. The complaint for this class action alleges  Read more

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Home Depot Takes Images of Customer Faces BIPA Class Action

Illinois has a fairly simple Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), considering the risks involved in collecting and storing biometrics. Even so, the complaint for this class action alleges that the Home Depot, Inc. did not follow the requirements of BIPA in collecting and storing biometric information—no, not the information of its employees but of its  Read more

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