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Zayo Group, LLC is settling a class action alleging that it violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The complaint alleged that Zayo required visitors to its colocations and other facilities in Illinois to give the company a scan of their hand, palm, or finger, without first giving them the disclosures or obtaining the consent required by the law. 

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Twilio, Inc., a cloud communications service company, is settling a call- and text-recording class action for $10 million. Twilio provides cloud communications services, including for customers Handy, Homejoy, and Trulia.

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Defendants VIZIO, Inc., VIZIO Holdings, Inc., VIZIO Services, LLC, and Inscape Data, Inc. are together settling a class action for $17 million. The class action alleged that the companies violated privacy laws with its Smart TVs. According to the complaint, the Smart TVs collected information about what was displayed on the screen and then sold that information to advertisers.

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If your credit card number is stolen, you can cancel the card and get a new one with a new number. However, if your fingerprints are stolen, you can’t cancel them and get a new set. The complaint for this class action alleges that NFI, LLC and Kronos, Inc. are recording and storing the biometric data of NFI’s employees but not obeying the provisions of Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), thus putting employees’ personal information at risk. 

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Hearst Communications, Inc. is paying a substantial $50 million to settle a class action alleging that it violated Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act. The complaint alleged that the company shared subscribers’ personal information with third parties. 

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Although your potential employer or landlord or creditor may obtain a credit report on you, in order to see if they’d like to do business with you, parties may only request consumer or credit reports if they have a valid reason to do so. The complaint for this class action alleges that Parrent Smith Investigations did not have a valid reason for obtaining information on the plaintiff in this case when they pulled his credit report.

White Castle Food

The many data breaches suffered by companies, from restaurants to retailers to credit reporting agencies, show that it’s difficult to keep personal information private. That concern is magnified when the information companies store includes biometric data, such as fingerprints or palm scans. The complaint for this class action alleges that White Castle System, Inc. and Cross Match Technologies, Inc. have not followed Illinois law on the collection, use, storage, and disclosure of biometrics.

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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.

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California passed its California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA) as long ago as 1967. The complaint for this class action brings suit under this law alleging that Sequium Asset Solutions, LLC recorded telephone conversations with consumers without authorization or permission from the consumers. 

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The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) is an amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Among other things, it attempts to preserve the security of consumers’ credit card numbers from being carelessly disseminated on printed receipts after transactions. The complaint for this transaction alleges that Chapters Health System, Inc. violated FACTA, and continued to do so even after the plaintiff in this case warned it that it was violating the law. 

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