SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (AP) – Illinois Supreme Court has decided that a mother can sue Six Flags Great America for fingerprinting her child after purchasing a season ticket.
Stacy Rosenbach sued the Gurnee theme park in 2016 about two years after her son, Alexander, was to be an electronic fingerprint as part of a season pass.
An appeal court decided in 2017 that Rosenbach never showed direct harm or negative effect and could not quote the state law for her lawsuit. The decision was overturned Friday by the Supreme Court.
The statement means that Rosenbach can continue with his lawsuit claiming that Six Flags violated the biometric privacy law. The law is considered to be of privacy to be the country's strongest in the protection of identifiers such as facial objects, fingerprints and iris scans.
Tess Claussen, the great American spokeswoman, refused to comment on the pending case.