Illinois Restaurant Group Slapped With Biometric Privacy Suit

Law360, New York (October 27, 2017, 5:33 PM EDT) -- An employee of a Chicago-based restaurant company hit the business with a proposed class action in Illinois state court Thursday, alleging that its practice of scanning employees' fingerprints violates a state law prohibiting the collection and storage of such biometric information without the employees’ express written consent.

Lorna Heckl, a former bartender with the Chicago-based Suparossa Restaurant Group LLC, said that the company disregards its employees' statutorily protected privacy rights by unlawfully collecting, storing and using their biometric data in violation of Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act. Suparossa is the parent company of the Legno Italian gastropub, Mr. B's Stuffed Pizza, the Real Time...

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