Biometric Information Privacy Act Remote Work Tracking Software – Class Action Investigation
With millions of employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, companies have turned to software that allows them to monitor their employees’ productivity throughout the work day. A popular monitoring software, Teramind, has the functionality to capture any user activity, which can range from screen recordings, audio recordings, live views of an employee’s PC, and keystrokes.
While productivity is the main focus of such monitoring software, your company can get access to almost everything you do electronically and easily collect, analyze and store that data. Certain personal identifiers implicated by monitoring software, such as fingerprints, voiceprints, or face scans, receive protection under the Biometric Information Privacy Act of Illinois. Accordingly, a company subject to this law that wants to use monitoring software must inform an employee that their personal information is being collected and stored and obtain the employee’s consent.
If you know, or have reason to believe, that your company is using Teramind to monitor and track employee productivity, and you were not told that your information is being collected or stored, we encourage you to contact the attorney below to help you understand your legal rights.
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Attorneys for this case:
Benjamin F. Johns