Ex-Worker Hits Pizza Co. With Ill. Finger Scan Privacy Suit

Law360 (December 22, 2020, 9:20 PM EST) -- The owner and operator of Pie Five and Pizza Inn restaurants got hit Monday with proposed class state court claims that it violated Illinois' landmark biometric privacy law by collecting and sharing employees' finger and hand scans without first obtaining their informed consent.

Former employee Gabriella Martinez alleged in Cook County Circuit Court that Texas-based Rave Restaurant Group Inc., which owns, operates and franchises more than 225 pizza restaurants, violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by collecting, storing and sharing her and other workers' finger and hand scans without asking for their permission.

Martinez claimed that she and Rave's other...

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