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Time theft, especially in an age of booming remote work, is a serious concern for employers.

Time theft’s cost on productivity motivates many companies to explore ways to reduce it.  In a recent case, time theft motivated a company to implement a timekeeping system that clocked employees through their fingerprints instead of the usual

In Snider v. Heartland Beef, No. 4:20-cv-04026-SLD-JEH, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 152791 (C.D. Ill. Aug. 14, 2020), Plaintiff (a former Arby’s employee) filed a lawsuit against Heartland Beef (an Arby’s franchisee). In the lawsuit, Plaintiff alleged that Heartland violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) by “scanning and retaining employee fingerprints without informed

Even in instances of the parties agreeing on jurisdiction, federal courts still have an obligation to conclude that jurisdiction is proper before moving ahead with assessing the merits of a case. This possibility was vividly displayed in Figueroa v. Kronos Inc., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131093 (N.D. Ill. Jul. 24, 2020).

In yet another

Since the January 2020 New York Times exposé on Clearview AI’s (“Clearview”) data gathering and use practices, there have been nine class action cases filed against the company and several related parties. These cases have been raised in several different jurisdictions, and allege violations of a variety of laws. The alleged violations are not consistent

Earlier this week, U.S. District Judge Jorge Alonso granted preliminary approval of Corner Bakery Café’s $3.2 million biometric privacy settlement in Jones v. CBC Restaurant Corp., No. 1:19-cv-06736 (N.D. Ill. June 12, 2020).  The court’s preliminary approval brings the parties one step closer to final resolution of the proposed class action filed by plaintiff

Neither Consumer Privacy World nor the court really knows what happened in this BIPA class action because the Plaintiff’s complaint was so factually bare.  In Kloss v. Acuant, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89411 (N.D. Ill. May 21, 2020), Ms. Kloss alleged that Acuant captured, collected, and stored her facial geometry without her consent