Kasa Living Investigation: Illinois Biometric Privacy Violations? 

Last Updated on June 21, 2023

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Illinois residents who booked a rental via Kasa.com and uploaded a photo ID and real-time scan of their face to verify their identity.
What’s Going On?
It’s believed that Kasa Living may have illegally collected and stored Illinois users’ facial geometries when they uploaded their IDs and live selfies for verification purposes. Attorneys are now gathering Kasa.com users in Illinois to take action via mass arbitration.
What Is Mass Arbitration?
Mass arbitration refers to a relatively new legal technique in which hundreds or thousands of individual arbitration claims are filed against the same company, at the same time and over the same issue. This is different than a class action lawsuit but still allows a large group of people to take action over an alleged wrongdoing.
What Could I Be Owed?
There are no guarantees; however, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) provides that consumers who had their facial geometries or other biometrics illegally collected may be owed as much as $5,000.