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.

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Facebook’s appeal of the decision to certify a Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA)…

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Amazon considers palm biometrics for touchless in-store payments, tests terminal transactions with Visa

Amazon is working on linking users’ hands to credit card information to enable palm biometric payments at checkout terminals, reports…

 

Congressional committee meets on business dangers of biometrics, but talks politics

For better or worse, the U.S. Congress is getting more involved in the use of facial recognition. The House Oversight…

 

New Hampshire Senate pushes back Biometric Information Protection Bill

The New Hampshire Senate has pushed back on the Biometric Information Protection Bill that the House passed last year that…

 

TechFreedom urges Supreme Court to hear Facebook biometric data privacy arguments

TechFreedom is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Facebook’s appeal of the decision to certify a Biometric Information Privacy…

 

Biometric privacy lawsuits make “judicial hellholes” and Facebook Supreme Court hearing top concern

The Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) of Illinois continues to make waves, with several cases winding their way through the…

 

Non-profit legal firm argues Supreme Court should throw out biometric privacy suit against Facebook

The Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) has filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the body to…

 

New deployments, products, and conference for biometrics in casinos

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

 

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…

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