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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.

 

TikTok draws the ire of senators for collecting biometrics

Not so fast, a pair of U.S. Senators are telling TikTok executives. The video-first social media service has begun collecting…

 

China, of all nations, now a leader in private biometric curbs. But for how long?

With a decision handed down late last month, China’s Supreme People’s Court appears to have put the autocratic nation ahead…

 

3 U.S. Senators want biometrics info about Amazon’s palmprint service

Three U.S. Senators want Amazon CEO Andy Jassy to explain how he is protecting the privacy and data security of…

 

Informed consent key to compliant retail facial recognition deployments

While it becomes increasingly popular for retailers to implement facial recognition technology for anti-theft purposes, one case in Spain has…

 

Biometric booze vending machine verifies buyer’s age – but only if they have the app

As biometric identity schemes continue to emerge and compete, perhaps offerings such as being able to buy beer from a…

 

Biometric data privacy law liability limited for tech providers, pre-empted by union agreements

The frequency of class actions alleging biometric data privacy violations and scope of liability exposure have increased since the landmark…

 

Update of last year’s COPPA overhaul would include biometrics restrictions

An update to the U.S.’ well-known children’s online data privacy law has been reintroduced in the House of Representatives. It…

 

Telefonica Tech signs deal with C2RO for ‘biometric-free’ customer tracking

Spain’s Telefonica Tech gains technology described as real-time, biometric-free customer footfall and socio-demographic analysis with the announcement of an agreement…

 

Ready for handling Metaverse biometric data?

If or when the internet transitions into the Metaverse — something Facebook is already working towards — the amount of…

 

Jail for biometric data privacy violations in Baltimore? More class actions settled for millions

There is nothing to say that the United States has to have a coherent set of standards for the use…

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