Great Wolf Lodge Hit With Ill. Privacy Suit Over Finger Scans

By Lauraann Wood (March 13, 2020, 2:25 PM EDT) -- Resort chain Great Wolf Lodge has been sued by a proposed class of Illinois workers who say they were wrongly required to scan their fingerprints for time tracking and authentication without first obtaining informed consent as required by the state's biometric privacy law.

Former employee Ashley Allen alleged in Cook County Circuit Court that the Great Wolf Lodge in Illinois has ditched traditional time-tracking methods and required its workers to scan their fingerprints to clock in and out for work. But it imposed those requirements without ever disclosing its intentions behind collecting and storing such personal and sensitive information, which violates...

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