Now you can sue over thumbprint taken without informed consent

Now you can sue over thumbprint taken without informed consent

Illinois justices’ ruling could ripple across biometric industry

In a ruling that could ripple across the nation’s biometric industry and target Facebook’s use of face surveillance without users’ consent, the Illinois Supreme Court has concluded companies can be sued for collecting such data without informed consent.

“Users don’t need to prove an injury like identity fraud or physical harm – just losing control of one’s biometric privacy is injury enough,” concluded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which participated in the case.

In Rosenbach v. Six Flags a mother sued on behalf of a 14-year-old son whose thumbprint was taken at the amusement park without informed consent in apparent violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.  READ MORE…

VLA COMMENT: The airport once took my print as I was getting on the security line. I was too discombobbled to respond.  And got seduced into putting my finger on the scanner.

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