Bloomberg Law
Nov. 25, 2019, 3:42 PM

Kronos Gets Privacy Claims Pared Back in Biometric Class Suit (1)

Julie Steinberg
Julie Steinberg
Daniel R. Stoller
Daniel R. Stoller
Senior Legal Editor

Kronos Inc. won dismissal of claims in a senior living facility employee’s proposed class suit alleging it violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, the Northern District of Illinois ruled.

Plaintiff Aisha Namuwonge failed to state viable claims that Kronos ran afoul of the law’s restrictions on disclosure and collection of biometric information, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois said. But she may pursue claims that Kronos violated BIPA’s data-retention policy requirements, Judge Sharon Coleman ruled Nov 22.

The decision shows that pursuing cases against time-keeping companies is a challenge if the firms possessed, rather than ...

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