Commercial Applications

Biometrics are used in retail and customer-facing settings for point-of-sales services such as payments, access control in systems for purposes such as shoplifting prevention, and identification or characteristic analysis for personalization or customer insights. Access control systems are also increasingly used for automated commercial applications, such as hotel check-ins. Typically, these use palm vein, fingerprint, iris recognition, facial recognition.

A court in China has ruled that the mandatory collection of face biometrics from members of a wildlife park in…

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Apple seeks reversal in remanded biometric data privacy suit

Apple is asking a U.S. federal court judge to reverse a judgement remanding a pair of claims to state court,…

 

Biometrics could soon be subject to more data protection, AI regulations in Canada

Canada’s government is planning to bring forward legislation on consumer privacy and the protection of personal data which could have…

 

Apple bid to dismiss biometric data privacy suits rejected, but 2 of 3 claims have no standing

Two out of three claims against Apple under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) have been sent back to state…

 

EFF says First Amendment can’t save Clearview AI biometric faceprinting

Arguments can be made for protecting faceprinting under the First Amendment, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation says biometric face-scraping vendor…

 

Round 2 in California’s fight against data privacy confusion has not gone well

California’s successful Proposition 24, bolstering that state’s first-in-the-nation data privacy law, could be another trailblazing policy from the Golden State….

 

CAYIN Technology and QNAP Systems partner on biometrics for multimedia sign solutions

Digital signage manufacturer CAYIN Technology and network-attached storage appliances company QNAP Systems have entered a partnership for the development of…

 

Canadian shopping mall operator disables biometrics after data protection regulator report

Shopping mall operator Cadillac Fairview used digital information kiosks at 12 malls across Canada to surreptitiously collect and use facial…

 

Implications of New York’s SHIELD Act on biometric privacy

This is a guest post by Jennifer J. Daniels, Jeffrey N. Rosenthal & David J. Oberly, attorneys at Blank Rome…

 

Biometric privacy suit against Clearview AI remanded to state court in blow to defense

A biometric privacy lawsuit against Clearview AI has been remanded to Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois by a federal judge,…

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