Consumer Law

Illinois Woman Sues Target for Collecting Biometric Data Without Her Consent

An Illinois woman has taken legal action against Target, initiating a class action lawsuit accusing the retail giant of unlawfully collecting and storing her biometric data without her consent.

The plaintiff, Arnetta Dean, filed the lawsuit in hopes of preventing Target from further violating the privacy rights of Illinois residents. She is also pursuing statutory damages for the company’s alleged collection, storage and use of customers’ biometric data.

The lawsuit alleges that Target violated the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by collecting, storing and using biometric information without getting written consent from customers or providing them with adequate information about data retention and destruction policies.

Read the source article at FOX 32

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