Did you receive a mail about a class action settlement concerning Onfido – Biometrics (Illinois)? This review will help you partake in the class action settlement after confirming the authenticity of the mail.
What Is Onfido – Biometrics (Illinois) Class Action Lawsuit?
A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit between Onfido, Inc. (“Defendant” or “Onfido”) and individuals who, while in Illinois, uploaded a photo or video of themselves and a photo ID to certain apps or websites for identity verification. Onfido provides identity verification software that is built into certain apps and websites used by consumers.
The lawsuit claims that, in performing identity verification on individuals in Illinois, Onfido violated an Illinois law called the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) by collecting individuals’ biometric data without complying with the law’s requirements. Onfido denies that it violated any law or that the law applies to its conduct. The Court has not decided who is right or wrong.
The case is Sosa v. Onfido, Inc. United States District Court for The Northern District of Illinois, Eastern DivisionCase No. 20-cv-04247.
What Is This Class Action All About?
If you received a notice of this Settlement in the mail or by e-mail, our records indicate that you are a member of one of the two groups or “classes” covered by the Settlement Classes. The Financial Institution Class includes people whose identity was verified by a financial services app or website. The Non-Financial Institution Class includes people whose identity was verified by an app or website that is not a financial institution such as online marketplaces like OfferUp.
Those included in the Settlement may submit a claim form online or by mail to receive a settlement payment. Included in the Settlement are those who, while in Illinois, uploaded a photo or video of themselves and a photo ID to any application, software, or website operated by an Onfido customer, and subsequently to Onfido, between June 12, 2015 and May 5, 2023 without first having executed a written release or consent form specifically naming Onfido as authorized to collect or store their biometric data.
If the Court approves the Settlement, members of the Settlement Classes who submit valid claims will receive an equal, or pro rata, share of either a $12,785,595.90 fund that Onfido agreed to create for Financial Institution Class Members, or of a $15,714,404.10 fund that Onfido agreed to create for Non-Financial Institution Class Members, after all notice and administration costs, incentive awards, and attorneys’ fees have been paid.
Individual payments to Financial Institution Class Members with valid claims are estimated to be between $65 and $110, and payments to Non-Financial Institution Class Members with valid claims are estimated to be between $210 and $350. These settlement payments could be more or less depending on the number of valid claims submitted. In order to allow Onfido to pay all of the money, all settlement payments will be paid in installments over three years.
Who Is Eligible?
This settlement benefits all persons who WERE IN ILLINOIS AND UPLOADED A PHOTO OR VIDEO OF YOURSELF AND A PHOTO ID TO A MOBILE APP OR WEBSITE FOR IDENTITY VERIFICATION PERFORMED BY ONFIDO, INC. BETWEEN JUNE 12, 2015 AND MAY 5, 2023.
How To Be Part of This Settlement
To partake in this settlement, class member must submit a valid and timely claim on the settlement website by Friday, October 6, 2023.
If you wish to exclude yourself or object to this settlement, you can do so before Friday, September 29, 2023
What Is The Pay For This Settlement?
The pay for this settlement varies and the proof of purchase is not necessary.
The Final Approval Hearing will be held November 9, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. before the Honorable Marvin E. Aspen in Room 2568 at the Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse, 219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, or via remote means as instructed by the Court.
As you submit your claim to the settlement website, just like Procter and Gamble class action settlement we have reviewed, you’re doing so under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim.
Last Updated on August 15, 2023 by Precious