An Illinois federal district court dismissed a hospital employee’s claims that a medical technology company violated a state privacy law by collecting and storing his fingerprint data.

Plaintiff Corey Heard failed to state a claim under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois said Monday.

Becton, Dickinson and Co., which makes a medication dispensing system used at Heard’s workplaces, had moved to dismiss the lawsuit. The company argued the biometric data falls under the law’s health care exemption because the biometric identifiers don’t include information from a patient or information used…

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