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Amazon employee surveillance

CHICAGO – A federal judge dismissed a class action against Amazon alleging it collected employees’ facial geometries and measured their temperatures with thermal cameras in violation of the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act. Amazon is immune from suit under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act, because its use of thermal cameras to monitor employees’ health without their consent was an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Read the ruling here.

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