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.

The $92 million settlement by TikTok of a lawsuit alleging violations under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act and federal privacy…

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After final approval in $650M biometric data privacy suit, Facebook seeks arbitration for Instagram

Facebook’s $650 million settlement of a biometric data privacy suit has been granted final approval in the Northern District of…

 

$92M biometric data privacy suit settlement agreement reached by TikTok

A tentative deal has been reached for TikTok users to settle their biometric data privacy lawsuit against the app for…

 

Standing in biometric privacy lawsuits needs clarification from U.S. Supreme Court, Clearview AI argues

Clearview AI intends to argue for its interpretation of legal standing under Illinois’ biometric data privacy law in the U.S. Federal…

 

Biometric data privacy battles continue with Shutterfly settlement, university sued

Shutterfly has reached a preliminary agreement to settle a biometric privacy lawsuit filed against it under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy…

 

Facial recognition is not needed (yet) for virtual civil trials

One of the most tech-resistant sectors of U.S. society, the civil courts, is holding the line on digital innovation. Offered…

 

Fujitsu palm and face biometrics launched for retail customer authentication at Yokohama hotel

A partnership between Zippin and Fujitsu has resulted in the opening of a contactless hotel store using biometric technology within…

 

Australia renews efforts to extend digital identity use to private sector

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) is working on a new bill to extend its myGovID digital identity service use to…

 

States emboldened to move on biometrics privacy legislation

Given the anti-establishment and anti-police sentiment curdling political discourse at both ends of the spectrum right now, it is unsurprising…

 

Delete one person’s biometric records, German Data Protection Authority orders Clearview AI

Clearview AI will delete an individual from its biometrics database after the Hamburg Data Protection Authority declared the biometric profiles of…

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