Tag Archives: Biometric

It's BAAA-aaack - Illinois Supreme Court Revives Biometric Data Claims

Back in 2008, Illinois enacted what at the time must have seemed like a relatively obscure law to address privacy concerns associated with biometric information – the Biometric Information Privacy Act or “BIPA”. At the time, biometric devices existed, but they weren’t terribly common. Today, many of us carry a sophisticated fingerprint reader or face … Continue Reading

Be Careful When Using Biometric Information

While not strictly speaking a wage and hour issue, here is a heads-up to any employers that use timekeeping systems featuring biometric security, like a thumbprint or fingerprint scanner: You might want to read this recent Crain’s Chicago Business article about a class action lawsuit recently filed against the Mariano’s chain of grocery stores under … Continue Reading
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