Ill. High Court Sides With Consumers In Biometric Privacy Suit

By Ben Kochman (January 25, 2019, 10:26 AM EST) -- The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday provided a potential boost to the state's unique biometric privacy law by finding that a Six Flags season pass holder can claim that the theme park operator illegally collected her son's thumbprint without permission, even without alleging a separate, real-world harm.

In a unanimous decision that will affect more than 200 pending similar cases, the justices wrote that Stacy Rosenbach, whose son's thumbprint was taken by Six Flags after he purchased a pass for its Great America theme park, can be considered an "aggrieved person" under the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act based merely on...

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