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.

Clearview AI says in a motion filed to oppose a plaintiff’s motion for injunctive relief in its biometric data privacy…

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Consumer data privacy rights advance in China, stall in India

The dominant mainland Asia economic powers, China and India, are tackling consumer privacy with proposed overarching legislation, but at the…

 

Chinese firms fined for facial recognition overuse, more city govts mull restrictions

The city of Ningbo in China’s eastern Zhejiang Province has slapped fines on three property development companies accused of illegally…

 

TikTok hit with biometric data privacy suit under GDPR

TikTok and its parent company are facing a lawsuit from a former UK regulator over allegedly intentional violations of children’s…

 

Biometrics for retail payments rolled out by Amazon, Sberbank, FPC

Amazon is bringing its palm biometric payment system to Whole Foods stores, according to a report by CNBC. Amazon One was…

 

Contactless biometrics market set for huge growth as entertainment industry dives in

Contactless biometrics are not just having a moment, they are starting a decade in which the market will grow at…

 

UK supermarkets trial Yoti age estimation biometrics for alcohol purchases

Digital identity platform Yoti is piloting its biometrics-based age estimation technology in several British supermarkets to allow people to buy…

 

Illinois state lawmakers consider biometric data privacy law overhaul

A proposal to reform Illinois’ regulation of private sector biometrics use is being considered by a State Senate Judiciary subcommittee,…

 

Clearview biometric data privacy lawsuit plaintiffs file for preliminary injunction to force compliance

Plaintiffs in the consolidated class action alleging biometric data privacy violations by Clearview AI have moved for a preliminary injunction to…

 

Colorado debates giving consumers biometric rights, including to sue vendors

A Colorado state representative is pushing a bill he introduced last month that would give people more control over their…

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