Commercial Applications

The commercial application of biometrics refers to biometric systems in retail and customer-facing settings. This includes point-of-sale and payments, access control and identification. Typically, these use palm vein, fingerprint, iris recognition, facial recognition with retail-based systems.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others have stepped up in support of Facebook’s attempt to have a class action…

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Vendors not liable for employers’ biometric procedures as BIPA details challenged

Vendors supplying biometric solutions to employers for time and attendance tracking are not necessarily liable for damages under Illinois’ BIPA,…

 

New Kairos facial recognition camera offers customer insights

Kairos has launched the Kairos Video Analytics Camera and Dashboard to help businesses get more customer data insights through customer…

 

AI concerns prompt deepfake challenge, civil society criticism, and new DoD ethicist position

Issues in algorithmic trust and artificial intelligence ethics are motivating action by a number of institutions and businesses around the…

 

Biometrics regulations are coming, firm warns as BIPA lawsuits pile up

Companies using biometrics should create policies and procedures for security, notice and consent, even if the law does not currently…

 

Facebook eliminates one biometric facial recognition feature and expands another

The facial recognition-based tag suggestion feature has been discontinued by Facebook, while the face recognition feature which alerts users when…

 

Biometric privacy suit defendant argues BIPA exemptions make law unconstitutional

Midwest grocery chain Jewel-Osco has filed a motion in Cook County Circuit Court arguing that Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act…

 

Unmanned stores using biometrics, artificial intelligence to be tested at Singapore university campuses

Unmanned store concept adoption has increased in retail, as a growing number of convenience stores are to embrace the concept…

 

European Commission plans new regulations for biometric facial recognition

The European Commission is working on new regulations to give EU citizens new rights of control over the use of…

 

Biometric privacy law proposal to be revived in Florida as states press ahead

A bill to impose privacy rules on corporate biometric systems, including a private right of action against companies that violate…

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