Nov 082019
 November 8, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Court, Laws, U.S.

Two cases in the news involving Illinois’s Biometric Privacy Act.

Daniel R. Stoller reports:

WeWork allegedly uses facial scans to track people in its shared office spaces without informed written consent, in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, according to a class complaint in Illinois state court.

“When individuals arrive at a WeWork office space, each Defendant requires them to have their facial geometry scanned to enroll them in We Work’s database(s),” plaintiff Elliot Osborne alleges.

Read more on Bloomberg Law.

A building supply company faces a potential class action over claims it violated provisions of a statute designed to protect employees’ personal information.

Missouri-based Mid-Am Building Supplies is accused of collecting, storing and using biometric identifiers and information without the written consent of its employees.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

Correction:  There’s also a third lawsuit — also sent along by Joe.

Juul Labs Inc. was sued for collecting biometric data from its online customers as a method of verifying they are legally old enough to buy vaping products.

The company was accused in a complaint filed Thursday in Illinois of violating a state law that requires consumer consent for companies to gather sensitive biometric data.

Read more on Bloomberg Law.

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