Robbie Hargett Apr. 7, 2016, 2:15pm


CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - An Illinois woman is suing the owner of electronic lockers, luggage carts, commercial strollers, and massage chairs, alleging it collects customers' biometric information without consent.

Adina McCollough, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit March 28 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division against Smarte Carte Inc., alleging violations of Illinois's Biometric Information Privacy Act and unjust enrichment.

According to the suit, Smarte Carte scans its locker customers' fingerprints and obtains and stores biometric identifiers and information from the fingerprint. Smarte Carte allegedly fingerprinted customers without properly obtaining written consent and without making the required disclosures regarding the collection, storage, use, or destruction of biometric identifiers or information, in violation of BIPA.

  

McCollough and others in the class seek a jury trial, injunctive relief, statutory damages, restitution, plus attorney fees and costs. They are represented by attorneys Mark A. Bulgarelli and Ilan Chorowsky of Progressive Law Group LLC in Chicago.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division Case number 1:16-CV-03777

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