by Aaron Kesel, Activist Post:
A class-action lawsuit was filed in Illinois against a fast food restaurant chain of the Wendy’s franchise. The suit accuses the company of violating state laws for the way the business stores its employees’ fingerprints, ZDNet reported.
The lawsuit was filed on September 11, in a Cook County court, according to the complaint obtained by ZDNet.
The complaint alleges that the practice of using a biometric scan of employees’ fingerprints to clock when they arrive at Wendy’s for work, when they leave, and when they use the Point-Of-Sale and cash register systems, is a violation of the state Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) law.