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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.

Linking one’s real life identity to a virtual world identity is proceeding at pace as Oasis Digital Studios, a wholly…

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Aussie convenience store took face biometrics without consent — privacy regulator

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A few ‘shoulds’ in otherwise detailed NZ biometric policy

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ByteDance/TikTok biometric data privacy lawsuit closer to closure?

A federal judge in Illinois last week tentatively approved a proposed $92 million settlement in the class action filed against…

 

This biometric identifier is being recorded for training and quality purposes…

Are there already laws protecting the commercial or government analysis of people’s voices? An opinion article in The National Law…

 

Alfi says no ethnicity recognition on Uber, Lyft tablets

Alfi will not use its face biometrics-based technology that classifies ethnicity to target advertisements to viewers out of respect for…

 

Statute of limitations on biometric data privacy claims in Illinois clarified

How multiple violations are treated and the statute of limitations of biometric data privacy suits under Illinois law have been…

 

Slot machine chain exposes customer biometrics in data breach

Slot machine parlor chain Dotty’s owner Nevada Restaurant Services (NRS) has disclosed a privacy breach that exposed customers’ biometrics and…

 

Turing Video, Amazon among latest biometric data privacy lawsuit targets

Turing Video has been named in the lawsuit of a customer’s employee, which alleges violations of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy…

 

Claims scope decision in White Castle’s biometric data privacy suit could cost businesses billions

The biometric data privacy case Cothron v. White Castle Sys. Inc. could set a precedence for whether claims under Illinois’…

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