Biometric data privacy lawsuit proposes class of fans at Chicago Blackhawks games since 2014
The Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League broke the state biometric privacy laws of Illinois by scanning fans at the United Center with biometric facial recognition technology at games since October, 2014, according to allegations in a suit among the latest round of BIPA filings, Law360 reports.
A plaintiff filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court alleging that his biometrics were collected in violation of BIPA’s informed consent requirements when he attended a game in 2018. The team did not receive consent for the scan, nor did it make any privacy and data security measures publicly available, according to the suit. According to the suit, the plaintiff’s face biometrics were scanned by the facility’s security cameras.