Kronos, Inc., has agreed to (and a federal judge has preliminarily approved) a $15.3 million settlement to resolve claims that it violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by collecting biometric information from thousands of workers through its time clock that uses fingerprints for timekeeping. 

The plaintiffs filed a class action suit against Kronos alleging that its software violated BIPA when it collected the fingerprints of thousands of workers in Illinois without providing notice and receiving individual consent for the collection of the information. The aggrieved class includes 171,000 individuals whose fingerprints were collected by the Kronos timeclock software from 2014 through March of 2022. Plaintiffs’ attorneys have requested that those who file individual claims receive between $290 and $580 as part of the settlement proposal.