Washington has become the third state to pass biometrics privacy law

Following in the footsteps of Illinois and Texas, the state of Washington has become the third state to pass legislation regulating the commercial use of biometric identifiers, according to a report by Lexology. Governor of the State of Washington, Jay Inslee, recently signed into law House Bill 1493, which will become effective on July 23. Illinois previously enacted the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) while Texas passed the Texas Statute on the Capture or Use of Biometric Identifier. According

SensibleVision releases multi-factor face authentication solution for retailers

SensibleVision has launched Autodentity, simultaneous multi-factor face authentication solution that enables enterprise users and consumers to securely access devices. Based on 10 years of R&D and six patents, Autodentity allows retailers to increase the security of their websites through an unobtrusive authentication method. Users simply take a selfie with their computer or mobile device, and every time they log into a site their image is instantly verified. They can then use a second authentication factor selected by the retailer —

Illinois biometrics privacy law could be adopted by other states

Several states across the nation are looking to adopt Illinois’ biometrics privacy law as more organizations deploy biometric technology in various applications, and as the courts continue to figure out the potentially costly effects of the law’s mandates on businesses, according to a report by Cook County Record. Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act, which came into effect in 2008, established protocols which require organizations collecting biometric data to notify people about the practice before they begin to gather data, as

Careem to integrate Digital Barriers’ facial recognition technology into its smartphone app

Digital Barriers has secured a recurring revenue software contract for its facial recognition technology with Careem, a ride-sharing provider operating in more than fifty cities in the Middle East and North Africa. Careem will integrate the facial recognition software into its driver smartphone application ensuring that the actual driver of the vehicle can be matched in the background in real-time to the authorized and accredited driver. Careem will also use the Digital Barriers’ facial recognition platform to secure the driver

Oracle research reveals biometrics will play key role in hospitality industry

Oracle revealed the findings of two research initiatives aimed at identifying consumer attitudes to new technologies and how their implementation will affect consumer behavior in the future, which showed that biometrics will play a significant role in the hospitality industry. Insights from both the Oracle Hotel 2025 and Oracle Restaurant 2025 reports highlight that consumers are most willing to engage brands with new technology as long as they feel that they are in control of their experience. The research findings

Washington state House approves bill to protect consumers’ biometric data

The Washington state House has approved a bill by Rep. Jeff Morris to protect consumers’ biometric data. The House of Representatives recently voted 81-17 to pass the consumer protection bill that would forbid businesses from obtaining or selling biometric information from individuals without their consent. The bill now goes to the state Senate where a similar bill died last year. Morris said laws on biometrics are needed now to head off future problems. “It’s important to get these rules in

MorphoTrust, Confirm to provide ID solutions to commercial and consumer marketplace

MorphoTrust USA and Confirm Inc. have expanded on their existing relationship to provide scalable identity solutions to the commercial and consumer marketplace at an accelerated pace. The move comes a year after MorphoTrust and Confirm partnered to release enterprise-class mobile SDKs and APIs for developers requiring advanced user verification and mobile facial recognition. Under this latest partnership, MorphoTrust has named Confirm as a go-to-market partner in the commercial ID and identity authentication sector whereby Confirm will integrate certain MorphoTrust biometric

Four states propose legislation regulating collection, retention and use of biometric data

The state governments of Connecticut, New Hampshire, Washington, and Alaska have all proposed bills that would regulate the collection, retention and use of biometric data, according to a report by The National Law Review. If the bills are passed, they could significantly impact the way that organizations capture, obtain, store, or use biometric information. Many of these new legislative proposals have been modelled after Illinois’ BIPA, which requires companies to inform and receive written consent from the subject about the

Automotive industry increasingly adopting biometric technologies

A new report by Venture Beat points to the increasing use of biometric technologies in connected cars to increase security through driver identification and authentication, as well as provide a more convenient experience. In fact, a recent report found that the biometric vehicle access systems global market will increase from its current $442.7 million to reach $854.8 million by 2021. At last month’s CES show, several firms demonstrated integrated biometrics technology for vehicle authentication including: Continental’s fingerprint and facial recognition

FPF, NADA release consumer privacy guide

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) have released a new consumer guide that explains the guidelines governing the way personal data is collected and used by the latest generation of vehicles. Today’s vehicles come with a wide array of equipment and features that rely on the collection and use of data about you and your vehicle to support safety, efficient performance, convenience, and entertainment. The guide explains the kinds of information that may