Employees Hit Manufacturer With Ill. Finger Scan Privacy Suit
Law360 (July 28, 2020, 8:39 PM EDT) -- A shingle manufacturer's Illinois operation has been hit with state court claims that the company violated workers' biometric privacy rights by requiring them to scan their fingerprints to track work time without first obtaining informed consent.
Former employee Marcus McCullum's proposed class action filed Friday claims IKO Midwest Inc. has required its more than 3,000 employees to use a biometric timekeeping system as a means for authentication and time-tracking, in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.
IKO requires its workers to scan their fingerprints as a condition of employment, but the company has never explained the "complete purposes" for which...
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