Bloomberg Law
June 1, 2018, 10:35 AM

Storing Worker’s Fingerprint Could Be Biometric Privacy Breach

Lawrence E. Dubé
Lawrence E. Dubé

A senior living center and the company that supplied its electronic fingerprint scanners may be liable for failing to follow the disclosure and record-keeping requirements of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, a federal district court in the state ruled.

Employers in the Land of Lincoln have seen a rise in the number of lawsuits filed under the state’s unique biometric information law. It’s the only state that provides for a private right of action. The result has been a jump in lawsuits as many employers have increasingly adopted biometric technology. Just last month employees at a downtown Chicago Holiday ...

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