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.

As the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, the FIDO Alliance has published a post outlining its…

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Article calls on states to improve understanding to develop biometric privacy legislation

Only one-fifth of U.S. states have actively considered or passed legislation addressing the collection and management of biometric data, and…

 

Wirecard launches retail IoT shelf with facial recognition

Payment firm Wirecard has launched an IoT retail shelf which automates the purchase process with facial recognition to create a…

 

Fujitsu palm vein authentication technology tracking tourists to Great Barrier Reef

A prototype of the Tourist Onboard Management System (TOMS), featuring palm vein authentication technology from Fujitsu, was recently tested as…

 

Startup RetailDeep develops facial recognition retail automation system

Startup RetailDeep has been shortlisted for the Top 20 at the XRC Labs accelerator for its facial recognition-powered retail automation…

 

Visa launches New Zealand security roadmap as country’s supermarkets implement facial recognition

New Zealand is the latest country with a huge majority of consumers expressing a preference for biometric payment authentication over…

 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce comes out against BIPA class action as suits pile up

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has come out in support of Facebook in its BIPA lawsuit currently before the courts,…

 

Facebook appeals class action certification of BIPA lawsuit

Facebook is appealing the decision by U.S. District Court Judge James Donato that complainants in a lawsuit filed against the…

 

Ticketmaster to trial facial recognition for event access

Ticketmaster is planning to implement facial recognition technology for uses including admission to event venues, VentureBeat reports. Texas-based startup Blink…

 

Holiday Inn in Chicago sued under BIPA

Holiday Inn employees in downtown Chicago are suing their employer under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act, according to a Law360…

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