Chicago Loews Hotel Hit With Biometrics Suit In Fed. Court

Law360 (September 25, 2018, 3:31 PM EDT) -- The Chicago Loews hotel violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act when it failed to ask for an employee's consent while using his fingerprints as part of a timekeeping system, the worker said in a proposed class action filed Monday in federal court.

Loews COH Operating Co. LLC and Loews Chicago Hotel Inc. face claims under the act from an employee who says the hotel never informed him and fellow employees it would be collecting their biometric information and sharing it with third parties, and never explained how long the information would be kept for.

The suit, filed in the Northern District...

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