Taking/Storing/Using Biometric Data
The state of Illinois has a Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) to govern the collection, storage, and use of biometric identifiers, such as fingerprints and palm scans. The complaint for this class action alleges that the OHM Concession Group, LLC and OHM Chicago, LLC, along with the biometric companies they employ, have violated BIPA by misusing individuals’ biometric information.
Sunrise Senior Living Management, Inc. has agreed to a settlement in a case alleging it violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.
The complaint for this class action claims that Southwest Airlines has violated Illinois laws by taking and storing the fingerprints of its employees. Fingerprints are a biometric identifier, and the complaint claims that Southwest has not complied with Illinois’s Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA), which regulates the collection, use, and retention of biometric information.
The complaint for this class action alleges that a hotel chain did not follow Illinois regulations for the taking, retention, and use of “biometric data.” The complaint claims that the hotel was using employee fingerprint scans as a means of clocking in and out, but did not observe regulations on such things as informing employees, obtaining releases, and having proper retention and destruction policies.