Popeyes Hit With Proposed Class Action Over Biometrics

By Melissa Angell (January 26, 2021, 8:05 PM EST) -- A proposed class of workers sued Popeyes and its parent company in Illinois state court Monday, alleging that the fast food chain collected and stored their fingerprints without obtaining their written permission.

In a 16-page complaint, lead plaintiff Latoya Roberts claims that Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Restaurant Brands International never informed its workers that it collected and stored their fingerprints in an electronic database after they scanned into work.

Roberts further alleges that the fast food chain failed to provide or disclose any data retention or destruction policies concerning its collection of biometrics, which Roberts argues violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy...

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