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.

 

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…

 

Facial recognition and other biometrics targeted in data privacy legislation, but what will feds do?

Data privacy legislation is advancing in the U.S., though somewhat unpredictably, with different ramifications for biometrics vendors in different states….

 

Walmart reaches $10M settlement in biometric privacy suit brought by employees

U.S. mega-retail chain Walmart is set to pay $10 million to as many as 21,677 current and former Illinois store…

 

Time to comply with the nation’s newest biometric privacy law: Portland’s private sector facial recognition ban

By David J. Oberly, attorney at Blank Rome, LLP. In a landmark move, the city of Portland, Oregon recently enacted a…

 

Biometric privacy suit against Onfido not eligible for arbitration, judge rules

Onfido’s attempt to have a claim against it under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) sent to arbitration has been…

 

New York proposes a narrow biometrics privacy law

The list of states unwilling or unable to wait for the federal government to create nationwide biometric privacy laws continues…

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