Worker Says Jet's Pizza Finger Scans Violate Ill. Privacy Law

By Lauraann Wood (January 26, 2021, 8:27 PM EST) -- A Jet's Pizza worker has hit the chain with proposed class state court claims that the company's time-tracking practices violate its Illinois workers' biometric privacy rights, and that his employer dismissed the issue when he raised it with management.

Employee Robert McDonald's complaint, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges that Michigan-based Jet's Pizza Inc., which has opened restaurants in 19 states and has 21 locations in Illinois alone, violated his and other Prairie State workers' rights under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by collecting, storing and using their biometric fingerprint data without first obtaining informed consent.

McDonald claimed Friday...

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