Ritz-Carlton Hit With Class Suit Over Chicago Finger Scans

By Lauraann Wood (December 17, 2020, 6:22 PM EST) -- The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. got hit Wednesday with a proposed class state court suit claiming the company's luxury hotel and residence in Chicago uses a finger scanner to track and share employees' work time in violation of their biometric privacy rights.

Former employee Mark Mendoza claimed in his suit that The Ritz-Carlton Hotel of Chicago's requirement that hourly workers use a biometric timekeeping system to clock in and out of shifts and breaks ignores their rights to informed consent under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.

Mendoza says Ritz-Carlton had never explained how it used its biometric time-keeping system and never...

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