Amy Korte writes:
A federal district court in Illinois dismissed a biometric information privacy case against Smarte Carte Aug. 1, according to the Cook County Record. The plaintiff has alleged Smarte Carte violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act, or BIPA, through the company’s operation of fingerprint-keyed lockers at Chicago’s Union Station. The court based its dismissal on the Spokeo v. Robins case, which the U.S. Supreme Court decided May 16. The dismissal of the Smarte Carte case marks a stark departure from recent decisions in other BIPA cases in which courts allowed them to proceed.
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