Turing Video Sued By End User Employee, Alleges Violating Illinois Biometrics Law

By Isabella Cheng, Published Sep 09, 2021, 12:15pm EDT (Info+)

Turing Video, which recently hired dozens of employees away from Hikvision USA and expanded into VSaaS, is being sued by an end-user accusing the company of violating an Illinois biometric law and collecting face scans without consent.

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This involves one of Turing's biggest customers and the amount in controversy in the suit is more than $10 million.

In this report, IPVM examines the complaint, Turing's alleged BIPA violations, and possible outcomes.

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Complaint *****

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Alleges ****** ****** ******** *** ****** **** ***** ******* *******

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***** ******** ** *****-**** [* ******* store], ********* *** ******** ** *** a ****** ****** *** **** *** facial ******** ** **** ** * COVID-19 ********* ******* ** ** ******* to ****.

*******, **** **** **** ****** ****** these *****, ***** ******** *** ********* data (*.*. **** *****):

****** ************ ****** *********’* ********* **** in *** ******* ***/** *********.

*** ********* ****** **** ***** ****** scans *** ****** ** ******'* ********* so *** ****** *** ******* ******* tracing:

*****’ ****** ******** ***** *** **** stored ** ******’* ********(*), ***** **** the ****’* ***********, ****** ************* *********, and **** **** ********* *******, ** order ** ***** *** ****** *********** who *** **** **** ******* ** COVID-19.

******, **************** ****** ****** ** ** ************** system.*** *******, ***** *** **** *** many ****-*********** ****** ******** ** * dashboard, ********* *** ******* ******** ******* and ******* ******* ******* **** ****** answered ** ***** ****** *************. **** suggests ****** **** **** **** **** stored ** * ********, ****** **** Turing ****** ** * ****-**** ***** tablet **** ***** *** *********** *** mask-wearing *** **** *** ***** *** data.

Sued *** ********* ******** ********* *********** ******* *** (****)

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"********* **********" ***** * ****** ** iris ****, ***********, **********, ** **** of **** ** **** ********.

**** ** ** ******** ******* ***, which ***** ******* ******** *** **** allowed ** ******* *** ***** ********* information ** *** ******** *** ********** informed *** *****, *** *******, ***** of ****.

Distinction **** ***** **** ********

****'* ******* *** * ******** ********** than ***** **** ******** ** **** reviewed ******* **** ********** **** ****** Shield ***** *** ****** ****. *********, plaintiffs **** "****" *** **** ******** and *** *** ************ ** * camera **** **** ** ******, ************* that ***** ** ****** *********** ********. However, ** ****'* *********, ** ** clear ****** ****** *** ********* *** the ***** ** *** ************.

First ***** ** ******: ******* ** ****** ******* *******

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*****, *** ********* ****** **** ****** violated*** **** § **/**(*)** ******* ** "****** ******** ******* consent *** ******* ****** ********* ********* identifiers ** ***********."

*** **** **/**(*) ****:

(*) ** ******* ****** *** *******, capture, ********, ******* ******* *****, ** otherwise ****** * ******'* ** * customer's ********* ********** ** ********* ***********,unless ** *****:

(*) ******* *** ******* ** *** subject's ******* ********** ************** ** ******* that * ********* ********** ** ********* information ** ***** ********* ** ******;

(*) ******* *** ******* ** *** subject's ******* ********** ************** ** ******* of *** ******** ******* *** ****** of **** *** ***** * ********* identifier ** ********* *********** ** ***** collected, ******, *** ****; ***

(*) ******** * ******* ******* ******** by *** ******* ** *** ********* identifier ** ********* *********** ** *** subject's ******* ********** **************. [******** *****]

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  1. ****** ******, ** *******, **** ********* info ** ***** *********.
  2. ****** ******, ** *******, *** *** how **** ********* *********** ** ***** collected ***/** ****.
  3. ******* * ******* ******* **** *** subject **** ****** *** ****** ** scan *** ******* ***** ********* *********** (For *******, **** *** **** ******* ******* **** **** ADP.)

****** **** ******* **** *** *** never ******** **** *** ********** **** being *********, ** *** **** **** would ** ****** ***. *******, *** says *** *** *** **** * written ******* ******** *** *** ********** to ** *********:

********* *** ***** **** ******** ** writing ** *** ******** ******* ******** or ****** ** **** *** ***** Turing *********, ******, **** ***/** ************ her ********* ****.

********* *** ***** **** ******** **** nor **** ****** * ******* ******* allowing ****** ** *******, *****, *** or *********** *** ********* ****.

2nd ***** ** ******: ********** ** ********** ******* *******

*** *** ***** ** ****** ****** Turing ***** ******** *** **** § 14/15(d) ** ********** ********* *********** ******* obtaining ****'* *******.

*** ********* ******* ****** ******** **/**(*) because **** *** ************ ** * third-party, ***, ***** ***** ******'* ********, without ****'* *******:

********* **** ******** ** ****** ** fact ******* ****** ********** ************ *** biometric *********** *** ********* *********** ** third ******* **** **** ********* **** in ***** **** ******(*), *********, *** not ******* ** ****** *** ********.

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*** **** § **/**(*) ****:

(*) ** ******* ****** ** ********** of * ********* ********** ** ********* information *** ********, **********, ** ********* disseminate * ******'* ** * ********'* biometric ********** ** ********* *****************:

(*)the ******* ** *** ********* ********** ** ********* *********** ** *** *******'* ******* ********** ************** ******** ** *** ********** ** ************;

(*) *** ********** ** ************ ********* a ********* *********** ********* ** ********** by *** ******* ** *** ********* identifier ** *** ********* *********** ** the *******'* ******* ********** **************;

(*) *** ********** ** ************ ** required ** ***** ** ******* *** or ********* *********; **

(*) *** ********** ** ******** ******** to * ***** ******* ** ******** issued ** * ***** ** ********* jurisdiction. [******** *****]

Class *************

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Amount ** *********** *********** *****

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****** *****,** *** ****** *** ******* ** the ******** *****, **** ***** ** ** ***** $12 ******* ** ***********:

**** ** ******** ****** ****** * one-year ******* ** *********** ******* ** BIPA ******, *********’* *********** **** *** jurisdictional ****** ** *********** ***** ** each ********** ********* ****** ***** ****** geometry ******* **** * ***** *** a **** (*** [******] * ** [months] * $*,*** [*** ****] * 2 [**** **********] = $**,***,***).

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Turing's ******* ****** ** ****

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Retention ** ********* *********** *** ******** *********

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****** *** **** *** *** ***** for ******** ***** ****** ***** ***** entering * ******…

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********* *********** ***'* ***** * *****.

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** ****** *****'* ***** ****** ******** information, **** ** ****** *** ** considered * "*********" ****** *** **** not ********** ** ****. ** ** not ***** **** *** ****** *******, or ******** ***********. ** ** ** only **** ** ******* *** ***** temperature *********** *** ** **********, ***** cannot ** **** ** ******** ** individaul, *** *** **** ***** *****.

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** *****,

****** *** *** **** **** ******** yet ** ****** *** ***** ** to **, ******** ** ***** *** comment. ** **** ****** *** ****** if **** ** **** **** ******** in *** ******/**** ******* **** ***** to *** *********.

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** **** **** *** ***** ***** action *** ***** *******? *'** **** waiting ** *** **** ***** ***** start *** **** ***** *'* ********* not ** **** ** ***. ***** will ********** ** ****, *** *** more **** **** **** *********** (***** Turing *** ******* **** **). *'* waiting *** *** ***** ***** ******* to ******...

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*********** ****** ** **** *******, ** Illinois ***********, *** ********'* ******** *** its ********* ** ** ***** *** legal *** ********* ***** ***** ***** technology. ***** **** ********** *********'* **** uses? ********.

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"********* **********" ***** * ****** ** iris ****, ***********, **********, ** **** of **** ** **** ********.

** ** * **** ********* ******** only ********/******* * ***** ******** **** a **** *******/*********, *** **** *** share, ***** ** ** *****?

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******: ******* *** ** ******* ************** discovery *** *** ********* ** ****** COVID ******, ***** ********* ****** ***********:

*** ******* **** ********* ** *** proposed ******** ********* ******** *** ****** request **** *** ***** ***** ** extension ** ************** ********* ** ** completed ** ******** *, ****, *** that *********’* ******** ** *********’* ****** to ******* ** *** ***** *, 2022, *** *********’* ***** ** *** Motion ** ******* ** *** ***** 25, ****.

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