Bloomberg Law
Oct. 6, 2022, 9:50 PM

Envoy Air to Pay $300K to Settle Biometric Privacy Lawsuit

Christopher Brown
Christopher Brown
Staff Correspondent

Envoy Air Inc. will pay $300,000 to settle a class action alleging the airline collected fingerprints and hand prints from workers in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.

The settlement, to be distributed among 350 class members, was given preliminary approval Tuesday by Judge Andrea R. Wood of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Plaintiffs Maysoun Abudayyeh and Chelsea Burrow alleged in the lawsuit that Envoy, an American Airlines Group subsidiary, violated the BIPA by collecting their biometric information for its timekeeping system without obtaining written consent.

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