Wendy's, Plastics Maker Sued Over Fingerprint Timekeeping

Law360 (September 13, 2018, 5:04 PM EDT) -- Two new proposed class actions accuse fast-food chain Wendy's International LLC and plastics giant Amcor Ltd. of illegally making employees clock in and out of work with their fingerprints, marking the latest in a wave of suits under Illinois' biometric privacy law.

The complaints, filed separately Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court, accuse the two companies of scanning employees' fingerprints for timekeeping without permission, and of failing to establish policies on the collection, storage and destruction of workers' private information.

"If a fingerprint database is hacked, breached, or otherwise exposed, employees have no means by which to prevent identity theft and...

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