According to a report published in March 2022 by Global Market Insights Inc., the global market valuation for voice recognition technology will reach approximately $10 billion by 2028. As we know, many employers prefer and are already using (or considering) voice-powered timekeeping systems over fingerprints, and consumers are using voiceprint technology for health care apps

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

In a class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Clearview Al Inc. faces allegations that it uses facial recognition technology that violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The complaint alleged that Clearview scraped over three billion images from various social media platforms and other online

Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) continues to be a problem for employers who are using biometric information such as palm readers or fingerprint timekeeping software.
This week, waste management company GFL Environmental Services USA Inc. (GFL) agreed to settle a proposed class action case filed by some of its employees alleging violation of BIPA.

Ever since the enactment of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), we have been watching the development of laws around the collection, use, disclosure and retention of biometric information. In general, BIPA and other biometric information privacy laws enacted since BIPA, require any company that is collecting biometric information, such as fingerprints, voice recognition,

Lifespace Communities Inc. (Lifespace), a retirement community chain with more than 15 communities in eight states, recently settled a class action for $987,850 for its alleged violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

The class action was filed in June 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by

In Gates v. Eagle Family Foods in the Northern District of Illinois, Gregory Gates, a former sanitation and assembly line employee, alleges that Eagle Foods collected and retained his handprints without consent as part of his timekeeping requirements while he worked at the Waukegan facility in 2016 and 2018.

Eagle Family Foods (Eagle Foods) says

An Illinois employee of Power Solutions International Inc. (Power Solutions) filed suit against his employer alleging violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) when Power Solutions collected his fingerprints through a timekeeping system without providing consent to do so. Under BIPA, companies, including employers, are required to provide notice and consent to employees