Senior Home, Kronos To Pay $1.6M In Biometric Privacy Deal

By Lauraann Wood (May 10, 2019, 3:25 PM EDT) -- A Chicago senior living center and its time clock supplier will pay $1.55 million to settle claims that the two scanned and collected employees' fingerprints in violation of the Illinois biometric information privacy law.

The settlement fund will compensate about 1,690 current and former Smith Senior Living employees who scanned their fingerprints using the home's Kronos Inc.-made biometric time clock without providing informed consent as required by the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act, according to court records filed Thursday.

Smith employee Cynthia Dixon filed the motion for preliminary approval nearly two months after the parties announced they had reached a deal...

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