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Honorlock Facial Recognition/Biometric Privacy – Class Action Investigation

August 30, 2021 by  

Ahdoot Wolfson is investigating a potential class action lawsuit against test proctoring company Honorlock Inc. for reported violations of Illinois’ biometric privacy law, called the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). 

Honorlock is a test proctoring company that, according to reports, engages in violations of the Illinois BIPA by failing to provide legally required disclosures before collecting facial recognition data and biometric information on students who use its software to take tests. Many students in Illinois had to take at-home online exams monitored by Honorlock’s software during a pandemic lockdown over the last year and a half. During the exams, the software reportedly used facial recognition to verify students’ identities and employed “facial geometry” scanners to ensure there was no cheating. 

The Illinois BIPA requires informed consent and certain disclosures before collecting, storing, or using biometric information. Honorlock’s collection of facial and other data without consent may violate the Illinois BIPA.

If you or your child took tests that were proctored by Honorlock, please fill out the form below and one of the attorneys at Ahdoot Wolfson promptly will contact you.