Sep 142017
 
 September 14, 2017  Breaches, Business, Court, Surveillance, U.S.

I don’t always get to them right away, but bless Joe Cadillic for finding stories from all over and sending them to me to share with you all.

Jonathan Bilyk reports:

The Speedway chain of gas stations and convenience stores and the Lettuce Entertain You group of restaurants have become the latest businesses to get tagged with class action lawsuits under Illinois’ biometric privacy law.

On Sept. 5, lawyers with the firm of Stephan Zouras LLP, of Chicago, filed two lawsuits in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of plaintiffs alleging the companies should be made to pay for the ways they store “biometric” information from either their employees or their customers.

In the lawsuit against Lettuce Entertain You, a plaintiff identified as Regina Morris alleges the Lettuce group’s Wow Bao restaurant group improperly collects and stores facial scans of customers who use the chain’s self-order kiosks to order food and drinks.

Read more on Cook County Record.

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