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.

A lawsuit has been brought against Google by a pair of children from Illinois alleging the tech giant collected biometric…

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Insurance company responsible for biometric data privacy lawsuit defense and damages

Companies found to have violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act may be eligible for insurance coverage of the damages, after…

 

California AG proposes another draft of modifications to California Consumer Privacy Act

The California Attorney General (AG) has proposed yet another round of modifications to earlier proposed regulations under Chapter 20 of…

 

New data privacy law in Empire State gives biometric players options and risks

Given the unusually high tide of political, economic and health-care developments this year, executives could be forgiven for missing a…

 

Biometric data privacy lawsuit proposes class of fans at Chicago Blackhawks games since 2014

The Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League broke the state biometric privacy laws of Illinois by scanning fans at…

 

Clarity in biometric data privacy suits rules sought for insurance and supplied for labor exemptions

Whether disclosure of biometric data qualifies for coverage under a business insurance policy will be decided in the U.S District…

 

New state privacy laws for OEMs: keeping an eye on biometric data

This is a guest post by Gail Gottehrer, Founder of the Law Office of Gail Gottehrer LLC and Lisa Joy…

 

Jurisdiction and pre-emption in biometric privacy suits may soon be clarified

The regular movement of Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) suits to the Northern District of California may only increase as…

 

Biometric vending machines draw $20M investment as retail app launches facial recognition

Age restricted purchase protections appear to be a growing use-case for facial biometrics, judging by a funding announcement and an…

 

Illinois federal court dismisses two biometric privacy lawsuits on similar grounds

A U.S. federal judge dismissed a lawsuit alleging injury under the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA) this past week on…

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