Fingerprint Door-Lock Maker Hit With Ill. Biometrics Suit

By Diana Novak Jones (September 24, 2018, 7:02 PM EDT) -- The manufacturer of a door lock that opens with the touch of a finger is the latest company to face a lawsuit under Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act, with a proposed class of customers claiming U-Tec didn't meet the law's disclosure requirements.

U-Tec Group Inc.'s smart locks and the associated smartphone app can store data for up to 95 fingerprints, but the company has never informed its customers that it will be collecting and storing their biometric information or how long the information will be kept, according to the suit filed in Cook County Circuit Court on Thursday.

"Despite handling plaintiff's...

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