Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

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

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

Hotel chain Fillmore Hospitality, LLC is the latest target of a proposed class action complaint filed this week, alleging violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). We don’t usually discuss the specific allegations in BIPA cases, but since they continue to populate the litigation landscape, we thought it would be instructive to take

Two more companies are under fire for alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). 

Loews Hotel in Chicago was recently sued in the Circuit Court of Cook County for allegedly violating BIPA by collecting employees’ biometric information and sharing it with third parties without the employees’ consent.

According to the suit

We have been following litigation surrounding the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), and noting that many employers have been sued for using fingerprints for employees to clock into their jobs [view related posts].

This week, Southwest Airlines was successful in its quest to dismiss a proposed class action case that alleges that it

Companies doing business in Illinois should consider getting up to speed on the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). We have reported on numerous (but not all) cases filed against technology companies and employers for alleged violations of BIPA [view related posts here]. The class action lawsuits continue to get filed at a rapid

Alliance Ground International is the latest company to be sued for allegedly violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) for collecting and storing its employees’ fingerprints without their consent.

The proposed class of employees alleges that the company, which takes employees’ fingerprints as part of their time keeping records for their work as bag