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.

Casino group Novomatic has launched the Casino FlaminGo Skopje with fingerprint access control from its in-house developed Novomatic Biometric System…

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Distributor agreement, $11M funding, and new vending machines for retail biometrics announced

A distribution agreement with Facewatch brings facial recognition to UK CCTV camera and components distributor DVS’ installer and reseller network…

 

Online privacy bill requiring informed consent for biometrics use proposed in U.S. Senate

A digital privacy bill has been introduced into the U.S. Senate which would require businesses to obtain permission from citizens…

 

Kronos wins reduction of biometric data privacy suit scope amid shifting legal landscape

Biometrics vendors have notched another victory in the tsunami of lawsuits filed under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), as…

 

Juul and WeWork sued under BIPA for collecting customer biometrics

A pair of companies known for their modern approaches to old behaviors and recent controversy are among the defendants in…

 

Lawyers examine stringency of biometric privacy rules as Illinois’ BIPA lawsuits continue

As lawsuits filed under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) continue to pile up, a trio of attorneys from law…

 

DNA company vulnerabilities could expose biometric profiles of millions

Lax security of DNA databases could turn them into easy targets for hackers and a major risk to national security,…

 

State constitution does not protect against Illinois biometric privacy lawsuit

A Cook County Circuit Judge has rejected a motion to dismiss a Biometric Information Data Privacy (BIPA) suit against Walmart…

 

Facebook to appeal to Supreme Court for biometric privacy suit dismissal

Facebook will appeal to the Supreme Court in its Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) suit, seeking to have the potential…

 

76 percent of European online shoppers have never heard of PSD2

There are major discrepancies in awareness levels between retailers and online consumers when asked about EU’s Payment Services Directive 2…

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