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.

Amazon and Pindrop did not violate biometric privacy law in Illinois by capturing data for voice recognition from people when…

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Law firm Blank Rome launches Biometric Privacy Team to help companies minimize compliance risk

Blank Rome has formally launched its Biometric Privacy Team to help clients minimize the risks associated with biometric privacy regulatory…

 

Biometrics and AI to help retail recovery being developed, launched and tested around the world

Solutions with facial recognition and other biometrics to restore the fortunes of physical retailers are being developed, funded and trialed…

 

Clearview AI seeks biometric privacy claim consolidation, new BIPA cases brought and defenses considered

Clearview AI is asking to have 11 biometric privacy class action suits combined with each other, and another suit by the…

 

Portland, Oregon bans face biometrics for businesses and local police

Biometric facial recognition can no longer be used by private organizations or local agencies in Portland, Oregon after City Council…

 

U.S. businesses using biometrics need to monitor congressional action as proposal imposes privacy obligations

Despite the unlikelihood that the National Biometric Information Privacy Act recently tabled by U.S. Senators Merkley and Sanders will pass, the…

 

Facial recognition lessons for the private sector from the South Wales police case

In response to the successful appeal against the legality of South Wales Police’s use of facial biometrics for automated public identification,…

 

Get past scary privacy stats to focus on strong data supply chains

At this point in digital time, companies are either converts to data ethics or they are betting they will get…

 

Impact of Facebook $650 million Patel BIPA settlement

This is a guest post by David Oberly, an associate at Blank Rome and biometric privacy expert. The original $550…

 

U.S. district court gets Clearview AI’s attention; biometrics firm decries latest legal setback

The fight over biometric face-scraping and -selling is building like a professional wrestling story line, and, at least to some,…

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