Tag Archives: Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

Google Sued Under Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

Another day, another suit against a brand name for allegations of violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Plaintiffs’ attorneys are having a field day filing class action lawsuits based on BIPA. Late last week, Google was sued in Cook County, Illinois in a proposed class action, alleging that it violated BIPA  by … Continue Reading

Hotel Chain Hit with Class Action Alleging “Misuse” of Biometric Data

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 … Continue Reading

Two More Companies Sued Under Illinois Biometric Law

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 against … Continue Reading

Southwest Airlines Biometric Information Case Dismissed—Sent to Arbitration

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 required … Continue Reading

Another Employer in Illinois Hit With Class Action Over Biometrics

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 pace, … Continue Reading

Airline Cargo Company Sued under Illinois Biometric Law

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 … Continue Reading

Tanning Salon to Pay $1.5 Million for Violations of Illinois Biometric Law

L.A. Tan, a tanning salon chain, will pay $1.5 million to settle violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by obtaining customer fingerprints without their consent and failing to properly inform them of how the data would be stored. Each class member will receive between $125 to $150. Counsel to the class will … Continue Reading

Proposed amendment to Illinois biometrics privacy law introduced then stalled

On May 26, 2016, Illinois Senator Terry Link filed a proposed amendment to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act that would presumably ease the rules relating to the collection and use of biometric data. What irked some is that he reportedly tacked it onto a bill that deals with unclaimed property. The next day, Senator … Continue Reading

Facebook biometric class action continues in California

A federal district court in California recently rejected Facebook’s request to dismiss a class action lawsuit related to Facebook’s biometric facial recognition database. The case arises from a complaint by Illinois residents that Facebook’s “Tag Suggestions” program violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) [view related posts here, here and here]. When a Facebook user uploads … Continue Reading

Shutterfly settles Illinois biometrics case

We previously reported that Shutterfly’s effort to dismiss the proposed biometrics class action case against it was unsuccessful [view related post] The proposed class action suit alleged that Shutterfly violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act because Shutterfly measured the contours of the named plaintiff’s face to create a template that it used to suggest … Continue Reading

Facebook biometric case dismissed

We previously reported about a proposed class action suit against Facebook for the alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. Facebook moved to dismiss the case for lack of personal jurisdiction. On January 22, 2016, the Judge agreed with Facebook and dismissed the case stating that the plaintiff failed to allege that Facebook … Continue Reading

Shutterfly and Facebook fighting biometrics suits in Illinois

Friday was a busy day in Illinois with arguments over the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. We previously reported that the first known biometric case has been given the green light to proceed. The case alleges that Shutterfly violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (insert previous post here) by using facial geometry from photographs … Continue Reading

Does Facebook’s collection of photos violate privacy laws?

An Illinois man recently filed a proposed federal class action alleging that Facebook violates state law protecting the privacy of biometric data through its alleged collection of facial recognition data from over a billion faces on uploaded photos. As many Facebook users are aware, the social networking service automatically matches persons in uploaded photos.  According … Continue Reading
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