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Dismissed Lawsuit Claims Blackhawks Used Illegal Facial Recognition Technology on Fans

A lawsuit that claims the Chicago Blackhawks used illegal facial recognition software to gather information on a fan has been dismissed.

The suit was filed back in March 2020 by James Allen, who claimed his right to privacy was violated when he attended a game at the United Center in December 2018.

Allen consented to withdrawing his complaint on Wednesday, says Blackhawks rep Adam Rogowin.

According to the suit, the team “scanned Mr. Allen’s facial geometry from security camera footage and stored a facial geometry template for Mr. Allen. The defendant failed to inform Mr. Allen in writing that it was collecting his biometric identifiers or information.”

In a written response, the team “denies it collected Mr. Allen’s ‘biometric identifiers or information,’ and denies any remaining allegations.”

Danielle Tufano










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