Bloomberg Law
March 17, 2023, 6:36 PM

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Accused of Violating Biometric Privacy Law

Skye Witley
Skye Witley

The owner of several rental car brands is facing allegations that its use of an employee fingerprint time clock violates a state biometric privacy law, according to a lawsuit filed in Illinois federal court.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car scanned plaintiff Shelly York’s fingerprint more than 4,000 times during her four-year employment, but failed to obtain proper informed consent, according to the complaint filed Thursday in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

York’s lawsuit citing Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act comes a month after the state’s supreme court ruled that statutory damages can accrue on each violation of the ...