Blackhawks hit with biometric suit on facial scanners


By Ryan Boysen (March 19, 2020, 4:58 p.m. EDT) – An Illinois resident hit the Chicago Blackhawks with a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that the hockey team violated the notoriously strict biometric privacy law of the Prairie State using facial recognition technology at its arena.

In a lawsuit filed in Illinois state court on Wednesday, Keith Allen said he attended a Blackhawks game in 2018 and almost certainly had his face scanned by cameras and software. in place on the team’s United Center ice rink.

Allen said the team never asked for his permission to collect his biometric information and never made public the data privacy and security measures in place to protect this …

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