Bloomberg Law
March 10, 2023, 12:56 AM

Plasma Centers to Pay $16.75 Million to Settle Biometric Claims

Christopher Brown
Christopher Brown
Staff Correspondent

Biomat USA, Talecris Plasma Resources, and Interstate Blood Bank will pay $16.75 million to settle allegations they collected fingerprints of blood donors in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, under a deal given preliminary approval in federal court.

Brian Vaughan, Jason Darnell and two other plaintiffs accused the plasma centers in their proposed class action of using finger-scanning devices to track donors without obtaining their consent and without making public the retention and destruction schedules for the biometric information.

Judge Marvin E. Aspen of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued an order Thursday ...

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