Enterprise Must Face Chicago Worker's BIPA Suit

Law360 (December 21, 2020, 4:44 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge on Monday refused to toss a proposed class action accusing Enterprise Rent-A-Car's Chicago facility and its parent company of violating the state's landmark biometric privacy law with its fingerprint timekeeping system.

Both Enterprise Leasing Co. of Chicago and Enterprise Holdings Inc. must face a lawsuit from former employee Dawon A. Wordlaw under the Biometric Information Privacy Act, an Illinois law requiring employers to provide certain information and get informed consent from workers before collecting biometric data like fingerprints, U.S. District Judge Manish S. Shah ruled.

Rejecting the rental car company's contention that Wordlaw engaged in improper group...

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