Six Flags Great America Embroiled in BIPA Controversy

Who would’ve thought that an innocent visit to an amusement park years ago could entitle you to some extra cash? Six Flags Great America, in Gurnee, IL, just reached a settlement of $36 million for a violation of Illinois BIPA laws and the time is now for you to file a claim.

This lawsuit began when a mother filed a lawsuit against Six Flags after she found out they had taken her son’s biometric information in the form of a fingerprint in order to obtain and use a season pass. The suit alleges Six Flags procured and stored the biometric information without their consent. Six Flags began using the fingerprint scan as part of a security measure in 2014. They used fingerprints for season pass members each time they came to the park. 

Anyone who had their fingerprint scanned at Six Flags between October 1, 2013 and April 30, 2016 can receive up to $200 back. Customers who had their fingerprints scanned between May 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018 can get up to $60 back. 

This is just another example on a long list of ongoing BIPA cases, with many more certainly on the way. The crazy thing is, these are not just cases that involve big tech companies as one might guess since they are in regards to biometric information and privacy. There are so many companies that you would never expect to be embroiled in this type of business, yet here they are running into the same problems as some of the world’s largest corporations.

As always we are here to keep you up to date on all the latest information in the class action world and are here to alert you with any new cases that you may be entitled to.

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