Your settlement payment is the result of a settlement in the Ron’s Staffing Fingerprint Settlement.
The Lawsuit alleged that Ron’s Staffing violated BIPA by collecting fingerprint data from employees in Illinois through its employee timekeeping system without first complying with BIPA’s disclosure and informed written consent requirements and without maintaining a publicly available policy regarding its retention schedule for biometric information.
Ron’s Staffing denied the allegations in the Lawsuit and denies any violation of the law. Ron’s Staffing maintains, among other things, that: the collected data does not fall within BIPA; it obtained consent to collect the data alleged to constitute biometric information; there never was any data breach; employee data was collected and timely deleted in compliance with all legal requirements; it maintained in its facilities and available to employees the disclosures and policies required by BIPA; and there never was any risk of a data breach.
The Court has not decided whether Ron’s Staffing violated BIPA. Both sides agreed to the settlement to resolve the Lawsuit. The Settlement has been granted final approval by a circuit court in Will County, Illinois.