Quantum Legal is investigating companies that collect biometric information from their employees or customers in Illinois. The State of Illinois has passed legislation protecting your privacy and ensuring that the biometric information collected is not used for improper purposes. You may be eligible for compensation in the form of statutory fines if your Illinois employer or a company doing business in Illinois is not complying with the Illinois statute or has not provided you with the appropriate disclosures.
A company collects biometric information if it secures its computers, programs or locked doors by requiring you to scan your fingerprint(s) or your iris (part of your eye) or if your company uses voice or facial recognition as a means of gaining access to computers, phones, programs or keycarded entryways. If your Illinois employer or a company that you do business with in Illinois collects your fingerprints, iris or eye scan, or scans of your face, we would be interested in speaking with you.