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Test Cos. Face Ill. Biometric Lawsuits Over Finger, Vein Scans

Law360 (July 10, 2018, 10:23 PM EDT) -- A pair of educational testing companies incorporate fingerprint and finger vein scans to verify test-takers’ identities in violation of Illinois’ biometric privacy law, according to a pair of proposed class actions filed Monday.

The state-court lawsuits say British-based Pearson Education and Maryland-based Prometric LLC use the biometric scanners they installed within the last several years to match identities both before and during tests. But the companies broke the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act in failing to give those individuals the proper disclosures regarding collection, storage and...
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