OpenTable Unwanted Text Messages TCPA Class Action

When Congress passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), it found that “the evidence presented to the Congress indicates that automated or prerecorded calls are a nuisance and an invasion of privacy, regardless of the type of call…” The complaint for this class action brings suit against OpenTable, Inc. for sending out such nuisances, alleging  Read more

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Elekta Ransomware Attack and Breach of Cancer Patient Data Class Action

Elekta, Inc. keeps data for cancer healthcare providers in a cloud-based data storage. This data includes personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI). This class action concerns a ransomware attack and data breach that allowed hackers access to Elekta’s cloud-based radiology software as well as to the information stored in Elekta’s systems. The  Read more

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Home Depot Wiretaps Website Users California CIPA Class Action

This class action brings suit against Home Depot, Inc. for using “session replay” software to track the movements of visitors at its website. Is this wiretapping? The complaint claims that it is and that it violates the California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA).  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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Blackstone Transfer of Genetic Information Illinois GIPA Class Action

The Blackstone Group, Inc. acquired Ancestry.com DNA, LLC, a genetic testing company, in 2020. The complaint alleges that this involved “the illegal transfer of thousands if not millions of individuals’ genetic information to [Blackstone], a multi-billion-dollar private equity firm…” The law cited is Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA), an Illinois state law that the complaint  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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Minted Data Breach Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against Minted, Inc. concerning a data breach that took place around May 6, 2020. The complaint alleged that Minted did not take reasonable steps to protect consumer information, detect the data breach, or provide prompt notice to customers.  Read more

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Bank of America Wiretapping Website Visitors FSCA Florida Class Action

What constitutes wiretapping? The complaint for this class action alleges that Bank of America, NA wiretaps the electronic communications of visitors to its website, bankofamerica.com, by recording their keystrokes, mouse, clicks, and so on. It brings suit under Florida’s Security of Communications Act (FSCA), which attempts to protect privacy rights.  Read more

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