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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.

 

Vending machines with biometric age verification roll out in Germany, US

Vending machines are growing in popularity as a way to sell age-restricted products around the world, with Diebold Nixdorf algorithms…

 

Opposition to U.S. federal privacy law grows louder

The latest draft of the American Privacy Rights Act (APRA), which would regulate privacy protection for U.S. citizens at the…

 

McDonald’s pauses AI voice ordering system developed with IBM

Despite claims that AI is infiltrating every corner of our lives, it will not be at the McDonald’s drive-through for…

 

BIPA suit against X Corp. killed as judge hashes out ‘biometric identifiers’

The question of whether photos collected by social media sites constitute biometric data has another answer, this one from an…

 

Biometrics cutting the line of in-person payments innovations: Mastercard

Mastercard sees biometrics for in-store payments as a part of a broader shift towards seamless interactions of all kinds, as…

 

Vermont governor rejects privacy law that would be among strongest in US

The governor of Vermont says the state’s proposed data protection law is too risky, and has returned H.121, “An act…

 

Meta scores biometric privacy lawsuit win over Facebook non-users

A BIPA class action lawsuit against social media giant Meta has been quashed. The suit alleged that Meta Platforms Inc….

 

California law wants marketplaces to collect digital ID data from high-volume sellers

Democratic lawmakers in the golden state are fast-tracking a bill that would force online marketplaces to start collecting identity data…

 

Colorado HB 1130: The nation’s first-of-its-kind hybrid biometrics law

By David J. Oberly, Biometric Privacy & Data Privacy Attorney On May 31, 2024, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into…

 

Biometric data collection proves costly for violators but damages capped in Illinois

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is on a data privacy mission, as Chair Lina Khan takes to task data controllers…

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