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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.

Alfi will not use its face biometrics-based technology that classifies ethnicity to target advertisements to viewers out of respect for…

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Statute of limitations on biometric data privacy claims in Illinois clarified

How multiple violations are treated and the statute of limitations of biometric data privacy suits under Illinois law have been…

 

Slot machine chain exposes customer biometrics in data breach

Slot machine parlor chain Dotty’s owner Nevada Restaurant Services (NRS) has disclosed a privacy breach that exposed customers’ biometrics and…

 

Turing Video, Amazon among latest biometric data privacy lawsuit targets

Turing Video has been named in the lawsuit of a customer’s employee, which alleges violations of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy…

 

Claims scope decision in White Castle’s biometric data privacy suit could cost businesses billions

The biometric data privacy case Cothron v. White Castle Sys. Inc. could set a precedence for whether claims under Illinois’…

 

Facial analysis firm setting up DOOH advertising deals globally

A small face-scanning ad firm spent the summer pulling together partnerships and at least four digital out-of-home projects. The positive…

 

One biometric data privacy case dismissed, two more pared back by judges

The ground under lawsuits alleging violations of Illinois’ landmark biometric privacy law shifted slightly this week after developments in three…

 

US judge rules biometric processing of public data not protected by First Amendment

An Illinois state court has rejected Clearview AI’s motion to dismiss a biometric data privacy suit against it on grounds…

 

Analyzing BIPA’s newest class action trend: Targeting the use of voice-powered technologies

By David J. Oberly, attorney at Blank Rome, LLP. For the better part of 2020, class action lawsuits filed under the…

 

UK Post Office moves into digital ID space with biometric app developed by Yoti

10,500 of the 11,500 Post Office branches across the UK now allow people to pick up parcels using the biometric…

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