All Items: Employee Privacy

  • Portland Passes Toughest Facial-Recognition Ban in US

    September 17, 2020

    Portland, Oregon, has adopted a landmark law banning private entities from using facial-recognition technology in all public accommodations. The ordinance notes that facial-recognition technology has been documented to perpetuate racial and gender bias.

  • Wendy's Sued for Alleged Illinois Biometric Data Law Violations

    October 14, 2019

    Two former Wendy's employees have filed a lawsuit in Illinois against the restaurant chain claiming that the way that the company stores and handles biometric data violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

  • Google Fined $57 Million for Data Privacy Violations

    February 6, 2019

    Google was fined $57 million for violations of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the largest GDPR-related penalty issued to date.

  • Novel Biometrics Ruling Could Open Door to Lawsuits in Illinois

    February 4, 2019

    An Illinois Supreme Court ruling makes it easier to sue companies for damages for collecting biometric data, such as a thumb print, without telling consumers or employees how the information will be used.

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News: HR and legal considerations for employers regarding employee privacy. Privacy issue guidance on subjects such as social media and surveillance.