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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.

U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to issue an executive order calling for more action to protect people’s data privacy….

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Retail facial recognition trials in Australia spark accuracy, privacy and bias concerns

Facial recognition is now being trialed in retail in Australia to curtail crime and streamline the customer experience, in addition…

 

Busy start to the year for BIPA could get busier with genetics lawsuits

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Survey sees US consumer confidence fall for biometrics

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New Zealand grocery stores adding facial recognition, police want open discussion

Facial recognition is entering New Zealand’s grocery stores and the rapid expansion of the technology has been filling the country’s…

 

Size is beginning to matter a lot to Meta in data privacy court cases

Every company that’s ever been sued has had to decide what outcome is too painful for the owners to bear…

 

NZ shops trial facial recognition in response to retail crime

The New Zealand grocery cooperative Foodstuffs North Island announced it is implementing facial recognition in 25 of its New World…

 

Privacy group says data protections by US states differ greatly

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Age verification for online booze sales too expensive, say Aussie retailers

As Australia continues its transition toward digital ID, the country’s liquor lobby is raising concerns about how much it will…

 

US states keep whacking at biometric privacy laws

This year could be a big one for state-level biometric privacy legislation in the U.S. Illinois’ landmark BIPA could be…

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