Woman alleges biometric information saved without her knowledge

By Carrie Bradon | May 17, 2019

BELLEVILLE — An employee is suing a recreational facility, alleging her biometric information was saved without her knowledge.

Madisyn Stauffer, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, filed a class action complaint April 29 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Innovative Heights Fairview Heights LLC, alleging violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.

The suit states Stauffer was employed by Innovative Heights beginning in January 2018. She alleges she was required to use her fingerprints to clock in and out of work.  

Stauffer says she did not know the defendant was holding her biometric information and was not disposing of it immediately, thus violating the law.

Stauffer seeks trial by jury, $1,000 for each negligent violation and $5,000 for each intentional violation or actual damages, whichever is larger, attorney fees, court costs and all fit and proper relief. She is represented by attorneys Richard S. Cornfield and Daniel S. Levy of the Law Office of Richard S. Cornfield LLC in St. Louis, and by Kevin P. Green of Goldenberg, Heller & Antognoli PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case number 19-L-0311

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