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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.

Several companies have announced efforts to expand into the hospitality industry. The first of them is NEC Asia Pacific, which…

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Consumers in three recent biometric data privacy cases seek class action status

Three proposed U.S. class actions involving alleged biometric privacy violations are churning between Chicago and New Orleans. The defendants are…

 

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Facebook celebrates an easy BIPA win; two other cases get jostled

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Many UK convenience stores not checking ID for age-restricted products

A study by self-sovereign identity solutions firm ID Crypt Global has noted that the low rate of ID checks for…

 

Mexican feds can’t mandate biometric SIM registration. Can telcos entice consumers?

AT&T Mexico is offering customers biometric authentication to open and secure their accounts. The identity authentication and digital contract holds…

 

Yoti age estimation software embedded in gambling machines

Yoti’s age estimation technology is being piloted in gambling machines or 18+ gaming terminals in the UK provided by Regal…

 

Will consumer data protection worries boost biometric payment cards?

More than 4 out of 10 consumers feel unable to protect their personal data, according to research by Cisco that…

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