Fast-food chain White Castle defends against BIPA

White Castle and a dozen business groups are trying to hold back against a ruling from Illinois’ Supreme Court that claims the company should pay $17 billion+ as a penalty for repeatedly collecting employee biometric data without consent. “Repeatedly” is key here, since the court wants to charge White Castle for each time they scanned the 9,500 employees, while company lawyers argue it should only be charged for the initial scan.